Nick Dear's Frankenstein | California Premiere

Critics

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Reviews: 6

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Thu Aug 22, 7:30pm
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This electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile world—only to wind his way back in a dangerous game of destruction—has captivated audiences for over 200 years. The gothic story comes to life with Nick Dear’s adaptation of the chilling fable by Mary Shelley, animating the themes of social rejection, intellectual hubris, and the nascency of good and evil.

Content Advisory: Frankenstein features scenes of violence and is recommended for audiences 10+.

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Reviews

Travis Michael Holder
"Nick Dear’s adaptation has finally arrived on our coast and how could anything so imaginative be in better hands than those of director Michael Michetti. His exquisitely appointed mounting, perfectly coupled with the world-class designers and well-appointed resources available to him at A Noise Within, makes this a theatrical retelling full of bold new life and visual splendor."

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Erin Conley
"While Dear’s adaptation is in some ways problematic, this production does its best to mitigate that, with the Creature taking center stage in a reexamination of the nature versus nurture debate that is so inherent to the source material. Issues with pacing aside, the design elements of this production are impressive, particularly the lighting (Jared A. Sayeg) and sound (Robert Oriol)."

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"No mere creature feature, Dear’s stage version of the Shelley tale is a horror story, but it is about the horror that is inflected on the psyche of a neglected, rejected, alienated being—a sentient being—and the toll that such cruelty extracts from the abused being and that being’s reaction the insensitivity of others to his outlier appearance."

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"Frankenstein – which was also titled The Modern Prometheus – is a reaction against the forces of science being unleashed by the industrial revolution. It is an expression of the ethos of Romanticism, the early to mid-19th century movement which celebrated nature, passion, the individual and rejected the rational. Above all else Mary Shelley is warning Man not to tamper with the natural world, for by doing so he throws things out of kilter. Given the growing threat of climate change Shelley’s cautionary tale remains all too relevant. And with the development of automation, androids and genetics, the notion of man playing god is very apropos. It’s still not nice to fool Mother Nature!!!"

sweet - Ed Rampell - Hollywood Progressive - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis
"A Noise Within’s Frankenstein is a brilliant multilayered exploration of human hubris, the darkest and some of the best parts of what makes us human. It’s a Masterpiece!"

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Steven Stanley
"You may have seen Frankenstein before (indeed with over sixty film adaptations you almost certainly have) but you have likely never seen it so powerfully and movingly told through a misunderstood monster’s eyes. A Noise Within’s Frankenstein opens its 2019-2020 season in the most thrilling and unforgettable of ways."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


Travis Michael Holder
"Nick Dear’s adaptation has finally arrived on our coast and how could anything so imaginative be in better hands than those of director Michael Michetti. His exquisitely appointed mounting, perfectly coupled with the world-class designers and well-appointed resources available to him at A Noise Within, makes this a theatrical retelling full of bold new life and visual splendor."

sweet - Travis Michael Holder - Ticket Holders LA - ...read full review


Erin Conley
"While Dear’s adaptation is in some ways problematic, this production does its best to mitigate that, with the Creature taking center stage in a reexamination of the nature versus nurture debate that is so inherent to the source material. Issues with pacing aside, the design elements of this production are impressive, particularly the lighting (Jared A. Sayeg) and sound (Robert Oriol)."

sweet-sour - Erin Conley - On Stage & Screen - ...read full review


Avatar
"No mere creature feature, Dear’s stage version of the Shelley tale is a horror story, but it is about the horror that is inflected on the psyche of a neglected, rejected, alienated being—a sentient being—and the toll that such cruelty extracts from the abused being and that being’s reaction the insensitivity of others to his outlier appearance."

sweet - Ben Miles - ShowMag - ...read full review


Avatar
"Frankenstein – which was also titled The Modern Prometheus – is a reaction against the forces of science being unleashed by the industrial revolution. It is an expression of the ethos of Romanticism, the early to mid-19th century movement which celebrated nature, passion, the individual and rejected the rational. Above all else Mary Shelley is warning Man not to tamper with the natural world, for by doing so he throws things out of kilter. Given the growing threat of climate change Shelley’s cautionary tale remains all too relevant. And with the development of automation, androids and genetics, the notion of man playing god is very apropos. It’s still not nice to fool Mother Nature!!!"

sweet - Ed Rampell - Hollywood Progressive - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis
"A Noise Within’s Frankenstein is a brilliant multilayered exploration of human hubris, the darkest and some of the best parts of what makes us human. It’s a Masterpiece!"

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"You may have seen Frankenstein before (indeed with over sixty film adaptations you almost certainly have) but you have likely never seen it so powerfully and movingly told through a misunderstood monster’s eyes. A Noise Within’s Frankenstein opens its 2019-2020 season in the most thrilling and unforgettable of ways."

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review