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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 11 2009

Atmospheric design and Kevin Cox's gripping portrayal of Frankenstein's monster drive this superb Bohemian Theatre Ensemble production of Barbara Field's drama, based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. In Field's adaptation--which is far more faithful to its source than the Universal and Hammer film versions--the tortured, violent relationship between Victor Frankenstein and his creature becomes a compelling metaphor for humanity's attempt to make sense of a god who created and then seemingly abandoned us. Director Peter Marston Sullivan's superb ensemble stirs wonder and dread through the power of language. And Cox, with his growly voice, gruesome visage, and childlike, searching gaze, evokes terror and sympathy in equal measure as the outcast who wants only love. --Albert Williams

Price: $16-$20

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