‘Frankenstein’ to be performed for one weekend only at WSCC theater.

October 21, 2019

‘Frankenstein’ to be performed for one weekend only at WSCC theater.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — The West Shore Community College theater department will present a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 novel, “Frankenstein,” October 24-26 at 7:30 p.m., and October 27, at 2 p.m., in the college’s Center Stage Theater.

Director Michelle Kiessel said the play is very much different than the popular culture rendition of Frankenstein, which incorrectly names the monster “Frankenstein.”

            Playwright R.N. Sandberg will take the audience on a journey exploring the mind of Victor Frankenstein, a scientist obsessed with the origins of life, who eventually is able to reanimate a corpse.

            Appalled by what he has done, Frankenstein flees and his creation roams the countryside in search of love and family and is shunned at every turn. Driven by rejection and scorn, the creature vows that Frankenstein will pay for the torment and anguish he has caused.

            While this production is a thriller and there is plenty of the classic horror that audiences will expect, it is also a deeply moving story chocked full of themes from parent-child relationships, to moral considerations regarding using science to artificially create life, to the implications of trauma and rejection.

            “Frankenstein” is presented in two acts and will run approximately two hours. This production contains blood, simulated violence, and adult situations and therefore is not recommended for children under age 14.

            Tickets for all of the performances can be purchased online at www.westshore.edu/performingartswww.mynorthtickets.com or by calling the WSCC Box Office at 231-843-5507, which is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

 

Cast

Nathan Anderson – Victor Frankenstein

Carlos Ortega – the Creature

Caleb Duran – Walston, Father, Professor

Kaija Luusua – Elizabeth

Katherine Catron – Mother, Justine, Mate

 

Production Crew

Director – Michelle Kiessel

Production Manager/Sound Design – Adam Knudsen

Master Builder/Set Designer – Dave Swanson

Lighting Designer – Amanda Collene

Costume Designer – Susan Barnard

Set Painter – Marty Cupp

Makeup Design – Deanna Dibble

Music Composer – Carlos Ortega

Sound Engineer – Matt Crescenzi

Piano – Jailynn Petrie

Violin – Becky Parks

Clarinet/Auxiliary Percussion – Carlos Ortega

Flute – Sophia Burillo-Castro

Production Stage Manager – Margaret Robinson

Production Assistant – Logan Monson

Production Assistant – Haley Jessup

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