“I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abomination, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.”– The Monster

“Frankenstein,” based on the original masterpiece by Mary Shelley, is a tale of horror not about a mindless beast, but of a creation longing for acceptance and companionship. This fresh perspective on the life of Dr. Victor Frankenstein is a chilling story of great triumph and the gravest tragedy that occurs as a result, forcing us to ask: Is it nature or nurture that truly makes one a monster?

For his adaptation of “Frankenstein,” CSUSB theater arts professor and director Tom Provenzano was influenced by stylized graphic novels, with the design team drawing inspiration from acclaimed comic artists such as Bernie Wrightson (“Swamp Thing”), Mike Mignola (“Hellboy”) and Dave McKean (“Sandman”), bringing something truly special and unique to the theater stage.

Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” will rise on the CSUSB Barnes Theatre stage March 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m., March 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.

As of March 8, the March 9, 10 and 11 performances are sold out. Tickets remain for the remaining shows. 

Individual and season tickets can be purchased from the CSUSB Theatre Arts Box Office, or online at theatre.csusb.edu. Individual tickets are $6 for students and children under 17; $12 for faculty, staff, senior citizens and military; $15 for adults. Performances take place in the Ronald E. Barnes Theatre on the CSUSB campus. Parking at CSUSB is $6 Monday-Friday and $3 on the weekend.

For additional information, please contact the Theatre Box Office at (909) 537-5884 or theatrearts@csusb.edu.

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