Playing With Fire: After Frankenstein
By Barbara Field
Directed by David M. Jenkins
Oct. 28 – Nov. 14, 2004
Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Playing with Fire: After Frankenstein picks up where Shelley's novel left off. In this fascinating and eloquent drama, an exhausted and dying Victor Frankenstein has finally tracked down his Creature in the lonely, frozen tundra of the North Pole. What follows is a fierce debate, interrupted by key flashback scenes from the novel, as they wrestle with the tragic consequences of this experiment gone awry. The exchange between Frankenstein and the Creature becomes a confrontation between parent and child, scientist and experiment, and ultimately between God and humanity – culminating in the Creature's agonizing question, "Why did you make me?"