Ensemble for the Romantic Century's new piece uses excerpts from the 1818 edition of the novel, music, and dance interwoven with Mary Shelley’s letters and diaries to explore both the story of 'Frankenstein' and its creation.
The joys and perils of motherhood, the hovering shadow of infant mortality, and the sting of loneliness and rejection merge as Mary Shelley creates her masterwork, 'Frankenstein.' The Creature that Dr. Frankenstein produces, an assemblage of disparate elements, coalesces into a monster with a human soul. His horrific appearance conceals the gentlest heart. Through no fault of his own, he is forced to descend into evil deeds. Featuring 19th century music, from Liszt, Schubert, and Bach.