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Poor Thespian Productions' "Frankenstein" at the Gillioz

Like a bolt of lightning, Mary Shelley's monster classic "Frankenstein" will electrify audiences at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, October 8-31, presented by Poor Thespian Productions and Jeff Jenkins. Adapted by Le Wilhelm from the Mary Shelley novel, "Frankenstein" tells the harrowing tale of a brilliant young scientist who creates a monster from bits and pieces of the dead. When he succeeds in bringing his creation to life, however, the young man rejects it in horror. The Creature, abandoned in a world that both fears and hates him, ultimately seeks revenge on his creator, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake. While staying true to Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein" gets a fresh new approach from director George Cron, who plans to set the play in a minimalistic and dark Victorian atmosphere featuring new macabre twists and turns. The story is familiar but the telling is surprisingly fresh and pushes toward a new understanding of an old tale. Some scenes may be too intense for children under age 13. Performances of "Frankenstein" at the Gillioz Theatre will be Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3:00pm, with an additional midnight performance on Halloween. All tickets are $10. The Gillioz box office phone number is 863-9491, or visit www.gillioz.ticketforce.com.