Thriller. Adapted by Alden Nowlan and Walter Learning. From the novel by Mary Shelley.
Cast: 11m., 2w. (extras.) Mary Shelley wrote the original when she was 19, after she and her lover, the 22-year-old poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and their friend Lord Byron agreed that each would write a ghost story. Mary's living creature is created by a young Swiss scientist, Victor Frankenstein, and this monster has found a lasting place in the popular imagination. Surprisingly, however, no writer before has been faithful to the spirit of Mary Shelley's novel, a work called "the first existential thriller." This play is exciting and theatrical and you may make your production as simple or as spectacular as you wish. Multiple simple sets. One-act version available.