Feb 22—26, 2023
Manual Cinema / Chicago, USA
“Impossible to look away.”
— The Daily Beast
Animation, puppetry, live music, and a gothic twist that electrifies Mary Shelley’s classic novel for a new generation.
Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling version of the classic Gothic tale, Frankenstein. Using more than 500 handmade puppets, old school projectors, as well as live actors and cinematic elements, Emmy-award winning troupe Manuel Cinema returns to ArtsEmerson (Ada/Ava, The End of TV) to share its explosive, layered interpretation of the classic horror novel, Frankenstein.
In this eye-popping visual feast, the Chicago-based performance collective imaginatively stitches together the classic tale of Frankenstein with the biography of its author, Mary Shelley, to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. The real-life and fictional narratives of Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, and Frankenstein’s monster expose how family, community, and education shape personhood – or destroy it by their absence.
Emerson Paramount Center
Robert J. Orchard Stage
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Feb 22, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023
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