Academic Theatre's Frankenstein to Begin This Thursday

Bethel University Academic Theatre will present Frankenstein beginning this Thursday, Oct. 20 in Bouldin Auditorium of the Dickey Fine Arts Building.
     Frankenstein was adapted to the stage by Victor Gialanella from the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley. It is set in nineteenth-century Switzerland and is a classic tale of horror and suspense that details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Dr. Frankenstein gives life to a creature both hideous and touching – and so physically powerful and mentally twisted that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. Adhering more closely to the original novel than did the famous motion picture versions, the play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry.
     Cast members include Cody Allen as Victor Frankenstein, Ryan McBee as Henry Clerval, Anna Sweet as Elizabeth Lavenza, Spencer Tabor as Hans Metz, Brandon Covington as Peter Schmidt, Ethan Schlegel as William Frankenstein, Elena Spradlin as Justine Moritz, Jason Wade as Lionel Mueller, Ellen Hudson as Frau Mueller, David Dolan as Alphonse Frankenstein, Jeremy Hurley as The Creature, and Roy H. Wilhite, Jr. as DeLacey.
     The play is directed by Marion Graham with set design by John Klonowski and costume design by Jasmine Sterling.
      Performances are Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.
     Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased at the door before each performance. Bethel students, staff and faculty are admitted for free. Frankenstein holds a PG-13 rating.
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