PFAC presents Frankenstein Nov. 5
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
November 1, 2018
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council (PFAC) is proud to present Aquila Theatre in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Monday November 5 at 7 p.m. in the Sheppard (Pinedale) Auditorium. This full stage production featuring a New York-based cast and crew will kick of PFAC’s 2018-2019 season ticket series and marks the first time Aquila Theatre had performed in Pinedale.
Written two centuries ago in 1818 by Mary Shelley, FRANKENSTEIN: The Modern Prometheus, is the first true science fiction novel. Years ahead of its time, the story has since become the inspiration for countless film and stage adaptations. Frankenstein is a living, breathing, gruesome outcome of scientific discovery. The piece raises an important universal question about the nature of innovation- just because it can be done, should it be done?
Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human. Without considering the consequences of such progress, he succeeds with terrifying results. After wandering the world alone, the monster eventually comes for Frankenstein’s family. Horrific events unfold until the doctor tentatively agrees to create a mate for the creature. Ultimately, the doctor refuses in an effort to spare humanity but bears the terrible and personal penalties of his decision. Two hundred years later, Frankenstein still poses a myriad of critical ethical questions. Aquila Theatre’s production of this timeless classic will be bold and thrilling – while paying homage to the original, frightening writing of Mary Shelley.
"Aquila Theatre is one of the most interesting and innovative companies around," says PFAC Director Kari DeWitt. "This show is going to be unlike anything you have ever seen. I hope people will give us their Monday night and make the time to go. You will be glad you did."
Tickets for Frankenstein are available online at pinedalefinearts.com and locally at Pine Coffee Supply, The Cowboy Shop, Office Outlets, The Big Piney Library and at the door the night of the performance. Ticket prices are $20 adults / $7 students / $2 extra at the door.
PFAC is recommending this performance for ages 10 and up.
Frankenstein is presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council with support in part from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes a great nation deserves great art, Sublette BOCES #1, Western Sublette BOCES #9, the Sublette County Recreation Board, the Wyoming Community Foundation - Sublette, Tegelers & Associates, Ultra, Andeavor, The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) & The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation.
For more information please visit www.pinedalefinearts.com or call 307-367-7322. And be sure to find us on Facebook!