Aquila Theatre presents: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein October 6, 2018
A quandary for the ages, updated for the stage
“The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging”
-The New Yorker
“…a classically trained, modernly hip troupe…”
-The New York Times
Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human. Without considering the consequences of such progress, he succeeds with terrifying results. After wandering the world alone, the monster eventually comes for Frankenstein’s family. Horrific events unfold until the doctor tentatively agrees to create a mate for the creature. Ultimately, the doctor refuses in an effort to spare humanity but bears the terrible and personal penalties of his decision.
Two hundred years later, Frankenstein still poses a myriad of critical ethical questions. Aquila Theatre’s production of this timeless classic will be bold and thrilling – while paying homage to the original, frightening writing of Mary Shelley.
ABOUT AQUILA THEATRE
Aquila Theatre’s mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number. A play becomes ‘classical’ because we recognize that after a time it transcends the original culture it was created for. It retains the power to provoke the central question of what it means to be human. As a company dedicated to the classics, we feel a responsibility to acknowledge and explore newfound classical works. Aquila was founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck. In 1997, Aquila became a US non-for-profit organization and is currently based in New York.
Reserved seating: $45, $30, $25, $20
This program is graciously sponsored by