FRANKENSTEIN Comes Alive On Stage in York's Belmont Theatre
Set in nineteenth-century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Purchasing cadavers from two unsavory grave robbers, he gives life to a creature both hideous and touching-and so physically powerful and mentally twisted that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. Adhering more closely to the original novel than did the famous motion picture versions, the play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry.
Directed by Jack Hartman, the play features some veterans of the theatre including Bob Haag as the creature. The cast include Patrick Casey as Victor Frankenstein, Kelly Warren as Elizabeth Lavenza, Dominic Anzalone as William Frankenstein, Phillip Rearich as Henry Clerval, Paul Lajkowicz as Alphonse Frankenstein, Jaci Keagy as Frau Mueller, Theresa Strange as Justine Moritz, Tom DiMaggio as Lionel Mueller, Frank Jarrell as DeLacey, Kevin Allen as Peter Schmidt, and Herb Stump as Hans Metz. Summer Rhodes, a Yorkshire terrier completes the cast as Fritz, William's pet.
Patrons are urged to not wait to purchase tickets. Some of the recent productions have sold out before they opened. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 3:00 p.m. Group sales are available. Go to www.thebelmont.org or call 717-854-5715 for advance tickets and more information.