Video Promo by Magic Spoon Productions: MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN, Different Stages at the Vortex, November 22 - December 14, 2019
(video promo by José Lozano, Magic Spoon Productions)
Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant and ambitious young student, discovers the secret of creating life from the remains of the dead. But elation at his triumph is replaced by horror when he sees his monstrous creation. Abandoned by the one who made him, Frankenstein's Creature is left to a world that fears and rejects him, and soon his innocence turns to misery - and a murderous desire for revenge...
Every word in Patrick Sandford's vigorous adaptation is lifted directly from Mary Shelley's classic Gothicnovel. This is one of the greatest horror stories of all time, and one that still grips readers almost two hundred years after its first publication.
Frankenstein is directed by Norman Blumensaadt (The Magic Fire, A Doll’s House) and features a cast mostly new to Different Stages. Playing Victor Frankenstein is Travis Williams (Theatre Baton Rouge). Sam Grimes (TheOdyssey-ASF) plays The Creature, Frankenstein’s creation. Frankenstein’s cousin, and father are played by Katie Beth Stubbs (Love’s Labor’s Lost), and Derek Webster (When We Are Married).The rest of Mary Shelley’s colorful and fascinating characters are performed by actors: Mason Anthony Ortiz (McAllister Theatre, San Antonio, Tx), Kevin Mayes (Baliwick Repertory, Chicago, Il), Harrison Knight (Camp Shakespeare, Winedale, Tx.), Michlynn Langlois, (Mary Moody Northern Theatre, Austin), Fernando Velez (City Theatre, Austin), Antora DeLong (Lab@Piven, Chicago, Il), Anna Carvalho (Rosedale Shakespeare, Austin), Philip David Boelsche (Baltimore Rock Opera Society).
November 22 - December 14, 2019
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722
Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. No performance on Thanksgiving Thursday November 28. Added performance Wednesday December 11.
Tickets are: $15 on Wednesday and Thursdays, $20, $25 or $30 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.