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Pictured: Eliza Stoughton
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced the full cast and production team for the first show of its 18/19 season, Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN adapted by Nick Dear.
Directed by Ian Frank, the production features previously announced core ensemble member Eliza Stoughton, with Artistic Director Nick Sandys and core ensemble member Greg Matthew Anderson alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and The Creature at each performance. The show will also feature Claire Alpern, Zachary Scott Fewkes, Jyreika Guest, Steve Lords, Ben Miller, Frank Nall, Jose Nateras, and Michael Turrentine.
The production team includes Stage Manager Dana M. Nestrick, Assistant Director Erika Haaland, Dramaturg Peter A. Davis, Scenic Designer/Technical Director Joe Schermoly, Costume Designer Kristy Leigh Hall, Assistant Costume Designer Virginia Varland, Lighting Designer Mike Durst, Composer and Sound Designer Christopher Kriz, and Properties Designer Amanda Herrmann.
“Far from Hollywood’s moaning brute, Mary Shelley’s original Creature grows to become one of literature’s most compelling figures,” comments Frank. “Born into a terrifying world, he becomes a brilliant but tortured observer of humankind’s brightest potential and darkest nature. By telling the story through the eyes of The Creature, Nick Dear’s adaptation for the stage illuminates one of the central themes of FRANKENSTEIN: that monsters are not born, they are made. That love is our only hope in a lonely universe and, without it, disaster surely follows.”
FRANKENSTEIN runs October 11 through November 11 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Avenue. For more information visit RemyBumppo.org.