By Nick Dear
Director: Teddy Eck
Assistant Director: Esther Brun
Technical Director: Doug Ridgeway
Stage Manager & Lighting Designer: Ana Maximoff
Costume Designer: Edith Schneider
Original music by: Adonis Pedrialva & Cody Arvidson
Frankenstein Production Notes:
Show Ran from October 10 - October 27, 2019
Based on the 1818 novel by Mary Shelley, Nick Dear’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Frankenstein premiered at the Royal National Theatre of London on February 5, 2011, and opened February 22 to critical acclaim. Directed by Danny Boyle, the original cast featured Benedict Cumberbatch & John Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Told through the Creature’s perspective, this unique version focuses on his abandonment and growing discovery of his own humanity, along with his yearning for companionship. Meanwhile, Victor Frankenstein struggles with the power and responsibility that comes with the creation of life. Does Victor Frankenstein create a monster, or does the hatred and bigotry his creation encounters change the Creature into a monster?
MPC Theatre Arts is launched the 66th season, which focuses on identity, with this bold production of Frankenstein. The first show to be directed by new MPC Theatre Department Chair Teddy Eck, Frankenstein featured original musical by MPC students, and an innovative scenic design that uses several multimedia elements.