A classic tale of ambition and the consequences of tampering with the forces of nature, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein still stands as a monument in English literature. This October, the whole family can experience the electrifying tale firsthand on Walden Theatre’s Nancy Niles Sexton Stage, October 13-22.
Nick DiMartino’s adaptation captures the Romantic spirit of the original novel, highlighting the relationship between scientist Victor Frankenstein and his love Elizabeth la Venza as they contend with the consequences of Victor’s experiment as it takes on a life of its own.
“There are many, many stage adaptations of Frankenstein,” said Charlie Sexton, Walden Theatre Artistic Director and director of this production, “and all of them are selective in what material they include from the novel.” This version was attractive to Sexton in part because of the relationship between the main characters and the strains placed on it by thoughtless ambition, but he also liked that the characters are on the younger side. “It lends itself quite well to our company of talented young actors.”
Frankenstein is great family entertainment and an exciting entry into Walden Theatre’s 2011-2012 Season. Plus, with Halloween coming up, it’s nice to have a hulking creature wandering around.
Or is it?
Frankenstein will be performed October 13-22 on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage at Walden Theatre, 1123 Payne Street in Louisville. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, plus Saturday matinée performances at 2pm. Tickets are available by calling Walden Theatre (502-589-0084) or emailing Dan Welch (Outreach Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The theatre is fully accessible, but patrons requiring special seating arrangements should notify Walden ahead of time. Box office opens in the lobby one hour before each performance, and the house opens 30 minutes before curtain. All seating is general admission.
Evening performances cost $15 Adults and $10 Students/Seniors, and matinée performances are $10 Adults and $8 Students/Seniors. Groups of ten or more can reserve tickets for $8 each to any performance. Please call ahead for group tickets. Fund for the Arts ArtsCard holders can present the card for 2-for-1 tickets.