Back by popular demand for Halloween week, the Capital Classics Theatre Company presents radio-theatre style performances at The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford. Capital Classics is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's gothic novel with an original adaptation of "Frankenstein" on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m.
Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as this anguished monster. Just like in the days of the golden age of radio, Company members use live sound effects, music and their storytelling vocal skills to tell the tale of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. Performances will also include radio-theatre-style readings of a Mark Twain short story to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Over the years, Capital Classics has staged radio-theatre performances around Halloween at The Mark Twain House & Museum of "Macabre Macbeth" (2010);
"Poe Down Below," an evening of Edgar Allan Poe's stories (2013); Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (2014); "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (2015); "The War of the Worlds" (2016); and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (2017).
Performances will be held on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Financial Auditorium at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue in Hartford. Audience members of
all ages are welcome for a scary good time. Tickets are $20 for the general public,
$15 for MTH&M members and Let's GO Arts! cardholders. To reserve tickets, call
(860) 280-3130 or order online at www.MarkTwainHouse.org.