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Roxey Ballet's Frankenstein


October 22 - 30, 2016: All ages are welcome! Performances will be held at

Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530.

Lambertville, NJ (August 4, 2016) - What is a monster? Can one exist in any realm? Does our fear alone define it? Could the future hold the possibility of bionically enhanced clones of the human species? How can we know if this scientific territory is safe to explore? Doctor Victor Frankenstein might help us consider. This futuristic adaptation of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN asks you to imagine a world that defies exact location and time.

The word Frankenstein typically provokes a notion of a lumbering green guy with bolts in the sides of his neck, as depicted in Boris Karloff's 1931 rendition for the silver screen. In actuality, that just one interpretation of the beautifully poetic descriptions offered by Mary Shelley in her 1818 novel titled "Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus." In the text, Shelley actually never delivers a concrete picture of the monster's appearance although she intricately weaves words to provoke the reader to conjure a detailed notion of the monster's hideousness within his or her own mind's eye. It is often misconstrued that the monster is the one who is named "Frankenstein," yet he is never given a name within the novel. His creator is named "Victor Frankenstein," thus the title for the story.

Frankenstein is a story of the ugly duckling. It depicts the human condition of facing something similar yet still vastly unknown. Join Roxey Ballet for the season of Halloween and explore this frightfully entertaining interpretation of Frankenstein.

Theater Information:

The theater opens 1 hour prior to the performance and the house opens 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Parking:

Parking for the performance is directly in the rear of the building.

Tickets are available on http://roxeyballet.tix.com.

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