Frankenstein (CSC)
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Frankenstein (CSC)

Frankenstein (CSC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(146 Reviews)
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Slow, Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

About the Show

CSC presents this new, two-person adaptation of Mary Shelley's tale of men and monsters. "Frankenstein" will be performed in repertory with CSC's new adaptation of "Dracula."

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Member Reviews (146)

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72 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if This is an intense adaptation of Mary Shelly's novel. Performances & writing are spectacular. Minimal staging leaves no distractions.

Don't see it if It's A VERY minimal staging (in typical CSC style) that leaves you with only the text & performances. This is not some Disneyfied fluff.

360 Reviews | 42 Followers
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

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

379 Reviews | 92 Followers
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Absorbing, Ambitious

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

55 Reviews | 4 Followers
Edgy, Great staging, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Frankenstein come to life and watch how he adjusts to his new reality on a physical level and then on an emotional level.

Don't see it if you're not interested in observing how Frankenstein comes to life and handles his new reality both on a physical and an emotional level.

138 Reviews | 9 Followers
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if You like a new approach to a classic.

Don't see it if You don’t like classics turned upside down.

313 Reviews | 46 Followers
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

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

125 Reviews | 12 Followers
Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You want to see a fresh take on a classic story, with two talented actors playing all roles. Theater in the 3/4. Short (90 minutes) shows.

Don't see it if You are unable to distinguish when one character changes to the next. If you want to see the Boris Karloff version. If you need an intetmis.

207 Reviews | 15 Followers
Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

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

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
February 17th, 2020

"'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."
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Time Out New York
February 18th, 2020

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."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 24th, 2020

"Horror Stories of Womanhood: 'Dracula,' 'Frankenstein,' and 'Anatomy of a Suicide'"
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The Wall Street Journal
February 27th, 2020

"Marvelous Monster Mash: A timely spin on Stoker for the #MeToo era; a smartly condensed Shelley preserves its source material."
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February 18th, 2020

"A Feminist 'Dracula' and a 'Folksy' Frankenstein: Classic Stage Company offers two horror essentials, neither of which is very scary."
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February 18th, 2020

"Stephanie Berry Plays Both Creature and Creator in 'FRANKENSTEIN'"
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February 18th, 2020

"Stephanie Berry Plays Both Creature and Creator in 'FRANKENSTEIN'"
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Lighting & Sound America
February 18th, 2020

"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."
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