What Does It Mean to Be Human? Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" Brought to Life in a New Play

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The dramatic work of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is brought to life by three actors in a new play that takes the themes of this nearly 200-year old classic and proves how terrifyingly relevant it remains today. Supported by a NH Humanities Community Project Grant, The Hampstead Stage Company presents scholar-led talkbacks with theatre experts following a one-hour original adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein’s maddening journey of creation and failure comes to life with a spark, revealing the truth behind Dr. Frankenstein’s creation and the irreversible horrors that quickly unfold. Join us for facilitated discussions exploring the connections among science, technology, and art – and that essential humanities question – what it means to be human. Join us on these dates:

Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 pm, Enfield Community Building, Enfield
Contact: Patti Hardenberg, 632-7145

Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm, Franklin Opera House, Franklin
Contact: Dan Darling, 934-1901

Friday, October 27, 8:00 pm, 3s Artspace, Portsmouth
Contact: Martin Holbrook, 766-3330

Recommended for ages 13+. More information can be found at www.hampsteadstage.org/frankenstein.