Lookingglass Theatre Company Closes Season With MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN Written And Directed By David Catlin
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, written and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein runs May 8 August 4, 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. Tickets go on sale to the public March 5, 2019. The press performances are Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Within every man there is a monster; within every monster, a man. But which is which? An eerie evening of ghost stories crackles to life as Mary Shelley unspools her tale of Victor Frankenstein and his unholy experiment. This gothic tale of love, horror, and the power to create life and destroy it awakens in this visceral, original retelling of Frankenstein. Fresh from the brain of Ensemble Member David Catlin, creator of Moby Dick and Lookingglass Alice, comes a galvanic adaptation of this undying story. See for yourself this latest invention come to shocking life!
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is recommended for ages 12+.
The creative team includes Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling (scenic design), Sully Ratke (costume design), William C. Kirkham (lighting design), Artistic Associate Rick Sims (sound design/composition), Artistic Associate Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (circus choreography), Isaac Schoepp (rigging design), Amanda Herrmann (properties design), and Mary Hungerford (stage manager).
Director David Catlin is a founding Ensemble Member, actor, writer, director, and former Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre Company. Lookingglass writing and directing credits include: Moby Dick, Lookingglass Alice, and Icarus. Other directing credits include: The Little Prince, Black Diamond (co-direction with J. Nicole Brooks), and Kafka's Metamorphosis. Additional regional directing credits include: Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), South Coast Repertory (Costa Mesa), Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.), Arden Theatre Company (Philadelphia), New Victory Theater (NYC), Syracuse Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and The Getty Villa (LA). He last appeared onstage at Lookingglass in the 2017 production of Hard Times. David is an artistic associate with Actors Gymnasium and serves on the acting faculty at Northwestern University.
Flex pass subscriptions are still on sale for the 2018 2019 Season. Performances will be held at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
The Gglasspass is a flex pass available to all ages. For $200, Gglasspass holders receive 4 tickets that can be used in any combination and denomination for any Lookingglass production in the 2018 2019 season. The Madhatter's Club flex pass is available to those 35 or younger. The Madhatter's Club flex pass is $100 and includes 4 tickets that members can use in any combination and denomination for any Lookingglass production in the 2018-2019 season. For season subscription and ticket information, call the Lookingglass Theatre box office at (312) 337-0665 or visit lookingglasstheatre.org.