The Tragic Story of Dr. Frankenstein

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Opened Oct 27, 2010
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Celebrate Halloween with innovative theatre company Rabbit Hole Ensemble's expressionistic horror, The Tragic Story of Doctor Frankenstein, premiering at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Park Slope on October 28th. Rabbit Hole Ensemble celebrates its Fifth Anniversary by returning to one of literature's most influential and terrifying stories. Using physical theatre techniques, Kabuki, and the narrative foundation of story-theatre, this gender-bending minimalist adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, focuses exclusively on the doctor's side of the story. Much like RHE's award-winning adaptation of Dracula (The Night of Nosferatu), the company is working with resident playwright Stanton Wood in a year-long exploration of Frankenstein and its themes; Part 2 will tell the same story, focusing on the monster's side of the story (to be presented in 2011). Rabbit Hole has a reputation for exciting, highly theatrical, and aggressively minimalist twists on classic stories: "Rabbit Hole Ensemble has atmosphere in spades...Wood's adaptation is ingenious...The simplicity works like a dream, in fact like a nightmare...The spookiest effects are those we can imagine for ourselves...a grand and spine-tingling production." "The ensemble cast proffers a resonant performance through their manipulation of space and sound." "The actors create the play's world with mime, manual and oral sound effects, and the creepy amber glare of hand-held lights...With mise-en-scene like this, Wood, Elefterion, and the cast make powerful dark magic." Audiences won't want to miss the birth of a new Rabbit Hole monster.

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