This show ended 10/20/2019
EAST LANSING—Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre is presenting a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic horror novel, Frankenstein. Frankenstein runs for 10 performances October 11-20 in the Pasant Theatre. The performance will have graphic simulated violence, disturbing imagery, and sexual content. It is recommended for ages 14+. Tickets are $17 for general admission, $15 for seniors and MSU faculty, and $12 for MSU students and are available online at whartoncenter.com, at the Wharton Center box office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.
Through the use of some creative casting, the production examines the themes of gender norms and the plight of humanity at the hands of a thoughtless creator. The new adaptation, developed in 2018 by Southwest Shakespeare Company co-Producing Artistic Director Quinn Mattfeld, more closely follows the original text than some of the popular movie adaptations. In an intriguing departure from the original story, Director and Department of Theatre Assistant Professor of Media Acting Ryan Welsh has cast graduate student Abbie Cathcart, a female actor, in the role of Frankenstein’s Monster.