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MPC Theatre Presents "Frankenstein"

Post Date:09/30/2019 6:00 AM

 


Frankenstein

Frankenstein-press-release-imageBy Mary Shelly
Adapted by Nick Dear
Directed by Teddy Eck

Show Runs from October 10 - October 27, 2019

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Based on the 1818 novel by Mary Shelley, Nick Dear’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Frankenstein premiered at the Royal National Theatre of London on February 5, 2011, and opened February 22 to critical acclaim. Directed by Danny Boyle, the original cast featured Benedict Cumberbatch & John Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Told through the Creature’s perspective, this unique version focuses on his abandonment and growing discovery of his own humanity, along with his yearning for companionship. Meanwhile, Victor Frankenstein struggles with the power and responsibility that comes with the creation of life. Does Victor Frankenstein create a monster, or does the hatred and bigotry his creation encounters change the Creature into a monster?

MPC Theatre Arts is excited to launch our 66th season, which focuses on identity, with this bold production of Frankenstein. The first show to be directed by new MPC Theatre Department Chair Teddy EckFrankenstein features original musical by MPC students, and an innovative scenic design that uses several multimedia elements. This production of Frankenstein is a powerful, suspenseful drama that will have you questioning what makes one human, and who defines morality.

Frankenstein includes some simulated violence and horror effects, and should be considered PG-13.


-About the Director-

Teddy Eck - The director of Frankenstein and new MPC Theatre Arts Department Chair, Teddy Eck holds an MFA: Theatre - Directing, Non-Profit Leadership & Management from the University of Memphis, as well as a BFA: Musical Theatre Performance, Screenwriting & Film Production from AMDA/The New School. His professional credits include: Off-Broadway: The Public Theatre, The Irish Rep Theatre, Playwrights Horizon, as well as performances on Cruise ships, and many regional Theatre productions.  TV/FILM: Law & Order: SVU, Lincoln, One Life to Live, Deliriou`s, The Notorious Bettie Page, and various commercials and industrials. He is a proud AEA and SAG-AFTRA member. 

As the fourth Chair in the MPC Theatre Department’s history, Teddy is honored to be a part of the rich history of the MPC Theatre Arts program. He plans on building upon that history, while also taking the program in new directions, galvanizing the department’s relationship with the community, discovering new opportunities for growth, and redefining how the MPC Theatre Arts program excels at providing our students with a professional theatre experience and education.

-About the Design Team-

The Design team includes Teddy Eck (Director & new MPC Theatre Dept. Chair)Doug Ridgeway (Technical Director & Sound Design), Andrew Mannion (Scenic Designer), Edith Schneider (Costume Designer), Ana Maximoff (Lighting Designer), Eric Maximoff (Master Carpenter), and MPC students Adonis Pedrialva & Cody Arvidson (Original music).


Performance Dates and Times
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Frankenstein previews Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 PM. Opening Night is Friday, October 11 at 7:30 PM. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM from October 10 through October 27.

Opening night post-show reception
The opening night performance on Friday, October 11, will include a post-show reception with refreshments.

Post-show Talk Backs: 
Join the director & cast for a post-show discussion immediately following performances on Sunday October 13 and Friday October 25. Discuss the concepts, themes, and creative process that gave birth to this production.

 Day Date
Time
Details
Thursday
Oct 10
7:30 PM
Preview /Discount Thursday - $12.50
Friday
Oct 11
7:30 PM
Opening night - with post-show reception
Saturday
Oct 12
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Oct 13
2:00 PM
Matinée with post-show Talk Back
       
Thursday
Oct 17
7:30 PM
Discount Thursday - all seats $12.50
Friday
Oct 18
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Saturday
Oct 19
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Oct 20
2:00 PM
Matinée
       
Thursday Oct 24
7:30 PM
Discount Thursday - all seats $12.50
Friday Oct 25
7:30 PM
Regular Performance with post-show Talk Back
Saturday Oct 26
7:30 PM
Regular Performance
Sunday
Oct 27
2:00 PM
Matinée and final performance

Ticket Information:

For tickets visit our box office*, call (831) 646-4213 or purchase online.

Thursday Performances:
Thursday Preview and subsequent Thursday performances are $12.50 for all Adults

All Regular Performances:
24-hour advance tickets are $20.00 for Adults and Seniors (or $25 and $22 at the door.) Military, Teachers, and Young Adults (13-21) are $15.00 each. Reservations are recommended.

Please note: Campus Parking is required for Thursday evening performances and cost is $3.00.  Some kiosks take quarters, others only accept dollar bills.