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February 22, 2006

UMBC Theatre presents Victor Frankenstein

Colette Searls directs new puppetry adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic

March 8 - 12, 2006
UMBC Theatre

Media contact:
Tom Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

Note: You may download this release as a pdf file (1.8 Mb).

Victor Frankenstein (photo by Rich Riggins)The UMBC Department of Theatre presents Victor Frankenstein, a new puppetry adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel conceived and directed by Colette Searls, with new music by Anna Rubin. The production features set design by Peter Wood, costume design by Celestine Ranney-Howes, light design by Terry Cobb, sound design by Erica Yeager and dramaturgy by Susan McCully.

A young scholar makes an astonishing discovery: how to create a new human being out of other people’s dead bodies. Paper sculpture, floating masks, and eerie medical tools bring life to the inanimate in this ghastly tale of human transgression.

This production is not recommended for young children.

Wednesday, March 8, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, March 9, 4 pm (opening—free for the UMBC campus community (students, faculty, staff))
Friday, March 10, 8 pm
Saturday, March 11, 8 pm
Sunday, March 12, 4 pm

General admission: $10.00
Students and seniors: $5.00
Preview: $3.00
Box Office: or 410-752-8950

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  • From I-95 take exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the UMBC Theatre. Parking is available in The Commons Garage.
  • From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Turn left and follow signs to the UMBC Theatre. Parking is available in The Commons Garage.
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Posted by tmoore at February 22, 2006 1:07 PM