Frankenstein by Nick Dear
THIS MATERIAL IS RATED PG-13 (Gruesome Images and Violence)
Tamiu Center for the Fine and Performing Arts
October 6-8 & 12-15
Nick Dear’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel retells the well-known story from the Creature’s point of view.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development, and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
Frankenstein, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in February 2011.