Remy Bumppo Announces Casting For FRANKENSTEIN

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for the first show of its 2018 - 2019 season, FRANKENSTEIN, playing October 11 - November 11, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago.

FRANKENSTEIN will feature Remy Bumppo Core Ensemble Member Eliza Stoughton with Claire Alpern, Zachary Scott Fewkes, Jyreika Guest, Steve Lords, Ben Miller, Frank Nall, Jose Nateras, and Michael Turrentine. This production will also feature Remy Bumppo Producing Artistic Director Nick Sandys and Remy Bumppo Core Ensemble Member Greg Matthew Anderson alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and The Creature each performance.

Mary Shelley's revolutionary horror classic will be shocked to life in Nick Dear's adaptation, directed by Ian Frank. Retold from the abandoned creature's point of view, this taut muscular version will raise urgent questions about scientific responsibility, parental neglect, and the nature of good and evil.

Frank speaks to the importance of this particular adaptation: "Far from Hollywood's moaning brute, Mary Shelley's original Creature grows to become one of literature's most compelling figures. Born into a terrifying world, he becomes a brilliant but tortured observer of humankind's brightest potential and darkest nature. By telling the story through the eyes of The Creature, Nick Dear's adaptation for the stage illuminates one of the central themes of Frankenstein: that monsters are not born, they are made. That love is our only hope in a lonely universe and, without it, disaster surely follows."

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's production of FRANKENSTEIN will be performed October 11 through November 11, 2018 at Theater Wit on 1229 W. Belmont Avenue in Chicago. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale at www.RemyBumppo.org or by calling the Theater Wit Box Office at 773.975.8150.

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's 2018-2019 Season Sponsors are Geoffrey A. Anderson, Nancy and Gene DeSombre, and Brenda and James Grusecki.

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is an ensemble based theatre company that believes in the power and beauty of language, the emotional effects of timeless ideas, and conversation as an agent of change. As our motto think theatre suggests, the plays we produce will make you think - actively - about the complex issues we face as people, as a community, and as humankind.

Since its inception in 1996, the Company has produced a blend of modern classics, new adaptations, and complex contemporary works, all presented in an intimate setting with clarity, wit and passion. We invite audiences to engage directly with the art through conversation with the artists. Remy Bumppo currently serves 1,200 subscribers, plus thousands of single ticket buyers, who come to the theatre from all over Chicago and its suburbs.



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