Playwright: Robert Kauzlaric
Based on the novel by: Mary Shelly
When an unexpected death shatters her family, Victoria retreats into the darkest recesses of her psyche in search of a way forward. To find meaning in this impossible loss, she brings a terrible creation to life – one whose existence threatens all hopes for the future. Haunted and hunted at every turn, Victoria must endure a nightmare journey of the soul in a quest for survival.
Grapple with the demons of grief and denial in this brilliant reimagining of the 1818 thriller by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
“A powerful allegory for loss… As Shelley wrote, ‘Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.’ Here, that change comes for Victoria, a young university student thrown into a maelstrom of mourning by the death of her father… The truthfulness of Victoria’s journey through the stages of grief recasts one of the most well-known monster fables into an authentic and sometimes profound portrait of monstrous loss.” —Chicago Tribune
“A mesmerizing descent into madness… In this Frankenstein, the heroine, already an outsider before death plunges her into madness, must save herself. And the audience, captivated from beginning to end, can’t help but hope she’ll see the light.” —Chicago Theater Beat
“A brilliant, dark take on the original… [Kauzlaric] infuses the story with a level of powerful emotion even the original can’t lay claim to.” —ChicagoOnstage.com
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