If you enjoy theater and/or classic horror stories, then you absolutely cannot afford to miss the Rabbit Hole Ensemble’s modern interpretation of Frankenstein. This classic story will be told through three different vantage points, in three different plays, starting on October 28th (just in time for Halloween) with the first part, The Tragic Story of Frankenstein, at Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Park Slope.
Written by Stanton Wood and directed by Edward Elefterion, The Tragic Story of Frankenstein tells the doctor’s side of the story, but in a switch from the original text, both the doctor and the monster are women. According to the Brooklyn Paper, “the gender bend changed some of the central themes of the story” from Mary Shelly’s 1818 original.
“The result was more about mothers, children, responsibility and the power of creation” says Elefterion in the Brooklyn Paper. Further noting that the story “has immediate relevance” given the advances technology has made, such as cloning and conceiving babies in test tubes, which create the very moral issues Shelly originally illustrated.
The entire Frankenstein story will unfold over the course of the a entire year, with two more productions. The second production will tell the story from the monster’s point of view and then the third will be a “juxtaposition of the two” points of view.
The Tragic Story of Frankenstein will run from October 28th through November 13th on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, 421 fifth ave. Tickets are $18, students and seniors are $15.
Given the relatively short production run and the following two parts, this is one play that you really don’t want to miss.
Check the website flyer here for more information.