Victor Frankenstein is a man with a mission: to discover the secret of eternal life. Blinded by scientific ambition, he gives life to a monster-and then must face the consequences of his jubris. A horror story with a conscience, Frankenstein raised questions about scientific ethics and responsibility that are still debated today.
Masterful direction combines with vivid costumes and sets in this STAGE ONE production of Mary Shelley’s classic tale. Professor Elizabeth McNamer provides background on Mary Shelley and the 19th-century romantic movement and comments on the story’s key themes: Are scientists responsible for what they create? Would living forever be desirable? Con something ugly also be good? The video also includes a behind the scenes look at how the props and theatical effects were created.