“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear. ” – The Creature
Frankenstein is an iconic novel written by Mary Shelley 200 years ago, while still in her teens. The classic work delves into complex themes related to man’s relationship to technology, the use of knowledge for good and for evil, and the treatment of the poor or uneducated … issues still relevant today. The story is about a young scientist, Victor, who by scientific experiment creates life. From the beginning, Frankenstein became a metaphor representing many things.
Most commonly the creature is understood as a metaphor that symbolizes the blank slate that each human is born as, and the influence that our experiences have on who we become. Victor is presented as a man playing God and failing at it. While Victor failed miserably at his experiment and couldn’t tolerate his own creation in the end, it raises the question as to whether the creature was the monster or if it was Victor himself.
Dinner/show $40.00: doors open at 6PM (reservations required)
Show-only $10.00: doors open at 7:00PM performance begins at 7:30PM
Matinee, Saturday Oct. 22 $8.00: doors open at 1PM performance begins at 1:30PM
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