See it if you're interested in the horror genre, but also like your plays slowly paced.
Don't see it if you're hoping to see something as exciting as the novel. The first 1/4 of the play is extremely slow, and the whole show is only 80 minutes. Read more
See it if Beautiful use of language at a pace likely challenging to modern ears dulled by the daily use & assault/bombardment of electronics & media.
Don't see it if You can't slow down or find the patience to hear the language, go with the pace. This is about storytelling and language. Read more
See it if Challenging and creative. Committed cast to.
Don't see it if Can be confusing; not for this looking fir classic (Universal) monsters
See it if You want to explore the story from the creature POV and enjoy two handers with most a one woman show
Don't see it if You expect dynamic pacing and a script with passion, this has neither sadly
See it if you enjoy an classic being reimagined. This is the Frankenstein story from the creature's perspective
Don't see it if you don't like classics being retold from a really different perspective
See it if It would be so much better with better actors and some more compelling action. The words are full of pathos but there is nothing more
Don't see it if you are looking for a compelling drama. There is potential not realized here. The underlying story is tragic but the actors do not connect
See it if You like the tale of Frankenstein and experimental approaches to familiar stories. Gender free casting. Intimate theater in the round.
Don't see it if You like your theater straight-up and easy to follow. You don't want to sit in a theater and watch a monster learn to walk. Read more
See it if Stripped down version of Frankenstein tale with two actors - really 1 1/2 actors. An interesting production
Don't see it if A full production Read more
"'Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein’? Nothing to Be Scared Of: Classic Stage Company is running adaptations of two 19th-century horror classics in repertory. Don’t let that frighten you."
3/5 Stars "Berry is excellent and empathetic as the Creature...Once the lonely Creature leaves the laboratory to meet its maker, however, 'Frankenstein' falls into confusion...The play’s final third is so episodic that momentous events barely register."
"Horror Stories of Womanhood: 'Dracula,' 'Frankenstein,' and 'Anatomy of a Suicide'"
"Marvelous Monster Mash: A timely spin on Stoker for the #MeToo era; a smartly condensed Shelley preserves its source material."
"A Feminist 'Dracula' and a 'Folksy' Frankenstein: Classic Stage Company offers two horror essentials, neither of which is very scary."
"What follows is so resolutely undramatic as to defy description. Suffice to say that the audiobook is probably more compelling; at least you'd get the full original text."