Frankenstein (CSC)
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Frankenstein (CSC)
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Frankenstein (CSC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(146 Reviews)
Positive
54%
Mixed
34%
Negative
12%
Members say
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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482 Reviews | 717 Followers
69
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

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

337 Reviews | 87 Followers
80
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

328 Reviews | 41 Followers
84
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

302 Reviews | 101 Followers
65
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

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

285 Reviews | 47 Followers
80
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

276 Reviews | 34 Followers
69
Slow, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great writing, Disappointing

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

258 Reviews | 45 Followers
73
Slow start, Disappointing, Ambitious

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

159 Reviews | 10 Followers
76
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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Theatermania
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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BroadwayWorld
February 18th, 2020

"Stephanie Berry Plays Both Creature and Creator in 'FRANKENSTEIN'"
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BroadwayWorld
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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