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Frankenstein

Presented ByGreat Performances at Mason
When/WhereSunday, Nov 18, 2018 7:00pmCenter for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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Aquila Theatre

Aquila Theatre brings the classic thriller Frankenstein to the stage in a production that is sure to make your spine tingle. The story centers on Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist obsessed with his mission to create an artificial humanoid. Without considering the implications, he succeeds, but his creation is no ordinary man. It is a huge, hideous creature possessing a sharp mind and with human emotional needs, which has horrific unintended consequences for the doctor and his family. Written nearly 200 years ago and considered the first true work of science fiction, Shelley’s novel was years ahead of its time, and it still poses myriad timely ethical questions, including those surrounding artificial intelligence. Known for their bold, daring physical style and described as “a classically trained, modernly hip troupe” (The New York Times), Aquila Theatre pays homage to the original, frightening writing of Mary Shelley.

A Pre-Performance Discussion with Kristin Samuelian, Department of English, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Tickets: $44, $37, $26

2 Free Student Tickets Available with Mason ID on November 18, 2018