Classic 'Frankenstein' to be presented by Ogdensburg Command Performances March 24
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 9:42 am

A scene from Frankenstein. Richard Termine | Aquila Theatre

OGDENSBURG – Aquila Theatre’s bold and thrilling production of Mary Shelley’s timeless classic Frankenstein will be presented by Ogdensburg Command Performances Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. at George Hall Auditorium at the high school.

Aquila Theatre’s production is innovative while still paying homage to the original, frightening writing of 1818, said a OCP press release.

Written two centuries ago in 1818 by Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus,” is the first true science fiction novel. Years ahead of its time, the story has since become the inspiration for countless film and stage adaptations. Frankenstein is a living, breathing, gruesome outcome of scientific discovery, the press release said.

Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human. Without considering the consequences of such progress, he succeeds with terrifying results.

After wandering the world alone, the monster eventually comes for Frankenstein’s family. Horrific events unfold until the doctor tentatively agrees to create a mate for the creature.

Ultimately, the doctor refuses in an effort to spare humanity, but bears the terrible and personal penalties of his decision.

Two hundred years later, Frankenstein still poses a myriad of critical ethical questions.

Tickets cost from $19-$43

Call 315.393.2625 or visit www.ILoveTheatre.org to order tickets or for more information.