Artistic director David L. Regal adapted the script and directs. Performances began Oct. 11 toward an opening Oct. 14. The run continues to Nov. 5 at the resident professional theatre on the campus of Oakland University in suburban Detroit. The play is a "highly theatrical and powerful" adaptation that "traces Dr. Frankenstein's path from creation to final confrontation with his creature," according to production notes. "Depicting the tragedy of abusing knowledge and defying nature, Mr. Regal's adaptation provides a chilling visual to accompany the images drawn from novel. The adaptation takes dialogue directly from Mary Shelley's harrowing tale."
The cast includes Andy Huff as Dr. Frankenstein; Robert Kennard Murphy as The Creature; Thomas D. Mahard as Captain Robert Walton/Professor Waldman/Father, Aphrodite Nikolovski as Justine Moritz; Williamston Theatre co-founder Emily Sutton-Smith as Elizabeth; and Brandon Massey as 1st Mate/Clerval.
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