Frankenstein – Playing with Fire

by Barbara Field (from the novel by Mary Shelley) 
directed by Rob Melrose

Overview

Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), this captivating retelling of the classic tale imagines a meeting between a dying Frankenstein and his creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the Creature, scenes from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated, revealing a powerful and agonizing question that interrogates the ethical limits of science and human imagination.

Ticket Prices

Preview performances start at $15 (September 15-20). 
Regular performances $29 - $78.

Location

Wurtele Thrust Stage

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Accessibility

ASL, Audio Described and Open Captioned performances are available on select dates. 

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Run Time

Approximately 2 hours with one intermission

Content Advisory

TBD

Age Recommendation

We recommend children be 12+, but admit children as young as 8. 

Artists

Cast

Elijah Alexander

Creature

Ryan Colbert

Victor

Robert Dorfman

Krempe

Zachary Fine

Frankenstein

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Amelia Pedlow

Elizabeth

Jason A. Rojas

Adam

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Creative

Joseph Haj

Artistic Director

Barbara Field

Adapter

Robert Melrose

Director

Michael Locher

Scenic Designer

Raquel Barreto

Costume Designer

Cat Tate Starmer

Lighting Designer

Cliff Caruthers

Sound Designer

Carla Steen

Dramaturg

Jill Walmsley Zager

Vocal Coach

Aaron Preusse

Fight Director

Chris A. Code

Stage Manager

Jane E. Heer

Assistant Stage Manager

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COMING SOON

Frankenstein – Playing with Fire

September 15 - October 27 
An engrossing thriller 

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