Friday, October 27, 2006

PWYC Start Tonight

Rorschach's MONSTER comes to life this weekend, with three Pay-What-You-Can Previews on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 8pm.

What better way to celebrate the Halloween Weekend than experiencing Neal Bell's adaptation of Frankenstein?

For the truly fearless we offer our special Halloween Night Performance. Join the friends of Rorschach as we celebrate All-Hallows Eve with one of the scariest stories in the world. Tickets are selling fast!

Want a Sneak Peak at MONSTER?? View our theatrical "trailer" by following this link. This video, created by Artistic Partner Grady Weatherford, gives you a taste of the thrills and chills awaiting you at Rorschach Theatre.

If you can't join us for any of these shows remember that MONSTER runs until November 26th and tickets are available at 1-800-494-TIXS or by visiting the web site.

MONSTER has been hailed as one of the most inventive and frightening adaptations of Frankenstein ever to be put on stage. Drawing parallels between our modern science and morals and those of Shelley's characters, playwright Neal Bell has created a unique and chilling telling of this Gothic Classic. Take away the Hollywood lens, and the story of Victor Frankenstein and his creation becomes a lean, terrifying tale of morality and immortality.

Directed by Randy Baker

Cast: Lily Balsen, Nicola Daval, Jeremy Goren, Jason Basinger Linkins, Tiernan Madorno, Paul McLane, Ryan Nealy, Robert Rector, Jon Reynolds

Design and Production: Debra Kim Sivigny (Set), David C. Ghatan (Lights), Erin Nugent (Costumes), William Burns (Sound), Megan Reichelt (Stage Manager), Jillian Levine-Sisson (Asst. Stage Manager), Jessie Gallogly (Asst. Director), Andrew F. Griffin (Asst. Lighting Design), Grady Weatherford (Fight Choreography)

Running Time: 90 Minutes

“Starting from Shelley’s original, but with a sharp eye for cogency and a sharp ear for the turn of a phrase, [Neal Bell] has managed to locate the philosophical germ inside each of the horror myth’s iconic scenes. The scare is still there, but now has other functions than merely frightening your inner child – with fantasies of impotence, rape and castration on a dark and stormy night. If you really want to frighten yourself, there’s always today’s paper; if you want a dramatic story that makes you think-- you should probably go see MONSTER.”-- Michael Finegold, Village Voice

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