Frankenstein (full-length)

Frankenstein (full-length)
by R. N. Sandberg

Productions (40)
  • Drama
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-8 actors possible: 2-3 f, 3-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Mature themes, violence
  • Set: Unit set
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-337-3

Frankenstein (full-length)
by R. N. Sandberg

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Productions (40)
  • Drama
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-8 actors possible: 2-3 f, 3-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Mature themes, violence
  • Set: Unit set

Set in the icy polar regions where scientist Victor Frankenstein has chased the creature he brought to life, this highly theatrical and emotional play traces Frankenstein's path to the final confrontation with his intelligent, articulate, sensitive, and powerfully violent child. (A one-act version of this play is also available.)

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Set in the icy polar regions where scientist Victor Frankenstein has chased the creature he brought to life, this highly theatrical and emotional play traces Frankenstein's path to the final confrontation with his intelligent, articulate, sensitive, and powerfully violent child. (A one-act version of this play is also available.)

  • Drama
  • 105 - 115 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m (5-8 actors possible: 2-3 f, 3-5 m)
  • Content Notes: Mature themes, violence
  • Set: Unit set
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-337-3

Published Reviews

"An intriguing drama ... delving into the powerful subtext of the novel ... transcends the monster-story foundation to become a complex psychological drama."

Variety

"CRITIC'S CHOICE -- The deft adaptation of Frankenstein by Seattle playwright R. N. Sandberg has been given an ingenious, effective production by Intiman Theatre."

Wayne Johnson, The Seattle Times

"Can anything be salvaged from Mary Shelley's mistreated creature after The Munsters and I Was a Teenage Frankenstein? The answer ... is yes. ...Sandberg focuses all attention on questions at the heart of the story -- the responsibilities of creation, the limits of science, love, misery, and revenge. ...Do not go ... looking for a fun fright show; expect to be challenged."

Bruce Barcott, The Weekly

"The grand darkness, moral perplexities and extravagant conceptions of Mary Shelley's early 19th-century Romantic novel retain considerable power... Sandberg's arrangement of flashbacks works well, with fever dreams and actual memory merging in a macabre dance..."

Karen Mathieson, The Seattle Times

"Sandberg, in an extraordinarily high-minded new stage version, reclaims much of Shelley's original poignancy and tragedy without dropping its real horror."

David Kochanasz, Capitol Hill Times

"Sandberg's situations and dialogue set off thoughts about parent and child, God and creation, science and technology, theory and practice... His adaptation of Shelley's sprawl of physical incident and emotional effusion is ingenious..."

Joe Adcock, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Sandberg has taken Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and turned it into an intriguing drama that operates on several levels. By delving into the powerful subtext of the novel, this Frankenstein transcends the monster-story foundation to become a complex psychological drama."

Variety

Production History

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Production Group
Location
OCT 02, 2016 - NOV 02, 2016
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh University Theatre Company Edinburgh, United Kingdom
APR 14, 2016 - APR 17, 2016
Murray State University Theatre
Murray, KY United States
Murray State University Theatre Murray, KY United States
DEC 08, 2015 - DEC 12, 2015
Funeral Pyre Theatre
LONDON, ON Canada
Funeral Pyre Theatre LONDON, ON Canada
NOV 19, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
Drama Department.new Mexico State
Las Cruces, NM United States
Drama Department.new Mexico State Las Cruces, NM United States
OCT 27, 2015 - OCT 31, 2015
Lexx Productions
Belconnen, ACT Australia, ACT Australia
Lexx Productions Belconnen, ACT Australia, ACT Australia
OCT 14, 2015 - OCT 14, 2015
Kentucky Shakespeare
Louisville, KY United States
Kentucky Shakespeare Louisville, KY United States
OCT 24, 2014 - NOV 02, 2014
Edison Community College
Piqua, OH United States
Edison Community College Piqua, OH United States
OCT 03, 2014 - OCT 19, 2014
Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut
Putnam, CT United States
Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut Putnam, CT United States
DEC 05, 2013 - DEC 11, 2013
Theatre Intime
Princeton, NJ United States
Theatre Intime Princeton, NJ United States
OCT 12, 2012 - OCT 28, 2012
Old World Wisconsin Museum
Eagle, WI United States
Old World Wisconsin Museum Eagle, WI United States
APR 19, 2012 - APR 21, 2012
Basha High School
Chandler, AZ United States
Basha High School Chandler, AZ United States
NOV 03, 2011 - NOV 06, 2011
Savannah State University, Dept Of Liberal Arts
Savannah, GA United States
Savannah State University, Dept Of Liberal Arts Savannah, GA United States
JUL 14, 2011 - JUL 17, 2011
Shawnee Summer Theatre
Bloomfield, IN United States
Shawnee Summer Theatre Bloomfield, IN United States
APR 01, 2011 - APR 17, 2011
Theatre On Main
Oconomowoc, WI United States
Theatre On Main Oconomowoc, WI United States
SEP 30, 2010 - OCT 03, 2010
Ronald Reagan High School Auditorium
San Antonio, TX United States
Ronald Reagan High School Auditorium San Antonio, TX United States
JUL 08, 2010 - JUL 23, 2010
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN United States
Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN United States
APR 08, 2010 - APR 10, 2010
Dumbstruck Productions
Bedford, United Kingdom
Dumbstruck Productions Bedford, United Kingdom
OCT 22, 2009 - OCT 23, 2009
Drama, Washington College
Chestertown, MD United States
Drama, Washington College Chestertown, MD United States
APR 01, 2009 - APR 04, 2009
Coffee County Central High School
Manchester, TN United States
Coffee County Central High School Manchester, TN United States
FEB 20, 2009 - MAR 01, 2009
Spokane Community College
Spokane, WA United States
Spokane Community College Spokane, WA United States
OCT 31, 2008 - NOV 02, 2008
West Orange High School
West Orange, NJ United States
West Orange High School West Orange, NJ United States
OCT 17, 2008 - NOV 09, 2008
Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA United States
Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA United States
OCT 03, 2008 - OCT 12, 2008
University Of New Mexico Department Of Theatre And Dance
Albuquerque, NM United States
University Of New Mexico Department Of Theatre And Dance Albuquerque, NM United States
OCT 26, 2007 - OCT 26, 2007
Gretna High School
Gretna, VA United States
Gretna High School Gretna, VA United States
MAY 11, 2007 - MAY 19, 2007
ITT Productions
Upwey, VIC Australia
ITT Productions Upwey, VIC Australia
OCT 27, 2006 - OCT 28, 2006
North Central Texas College
Gainesville, TX United States
North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX United States
OCT 19, 2006 - OCT 21, 2006
The Dulwich Players
London, United Kingdom
The Dulwich Players London, United Kingdom
FEB 26, 2005 - FEB 26, 2005
City Theatre Of Independence
Springfield, MO United States
City Theatre Of Independence Springfield, MO United States
NOV 18, 2004 - NOV 20, 2004
Maize High School
Maize, KS United States
Maize High School Maize, KS United States
OCT 16, 2004 - OCT 16, 2004
Actors Scene Unseen
Charlotte, NC United States
Actors Scene Unseen Charlotte, NC United States
MAR 04, 2004 - MAR 06, 2004
La Junta High School Theatre
La Junta, CO United States
La Junta High School Theatre La Junta, CO United States
NOV 14, 2003 - NOV 17, 2003
Nashville School of The Arts
Madison, TN United States
Nashville School of The Arts Madison, TN United States
NOV 13, 2003 - NOV 15, 2003
Nashville School Of The Arts
Nashville, TN United States
Nashville School Of The Arts Nashville, TN United States
OCT 29, 2003 - NOV 16, 2003
Iowa City Community Theater
Iowa City, IA United States
Iowa City Community Theater Iowa City, IA United States
OCT 16, 2003 - OCT 18, 2006
Mohawk Valley Cc. Drama Club/theater Program
Utica, NY United States
Mohawk Valley Cc. Drama Club/theater Program Utica, NY United States
OCT 16, 2003 - OCT 18, 2003
Bedford Park District
Bedford Park, IL United States
Bedford Park District Bedford Park, IL United States
OCT 10, 2003 - OCT 10, 2003
Iowa City Community Theater
Coraville, IA United States
Iowa City Community Theater Coraville, IA United States
JAN 01, 1990 - DEC 31, 1990
Fulton Opera House
Lancaster, PA United States
Fulton Opera House Lancaster, PA United States
JAN 01, 1989 - DEC 31, 1989
INTIMAN Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
INTIMAN Theatre Seattle, WA United States
JAN 01, 1981 - DEC 31, 1981
Skid Road Theater
Seattle, WA United States
Skid Road Theater Seattle, WA United States
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JUL 14, 2011 - JUL 17, 2011
Shawnee Summer Theatre
Bloomfield, IN United States
Shawnee Summer Theatre Bloomfield, IN United States
JUL 08, 2010 - JUL 23, 2010
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN United States
Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN United States
JAN 01, 1990 - DEC 31, 1990
Fulton Opera House
Lancaster, PA United States
Fulton Opera House Lancaster, PA United States
JAN 01, 1989 - DEC 31, 1989
INTIMAN Theatre
Seattle, WA United States
INTIMAN Theatre Seattle, WA United States

Awards (1)

Nominated for TCG Plays in Process series