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Fun House Theatre and Film will present The Secret Origin of Dr. Frankenstein, a re-imagining of the origin of one of literatures most intriguing figures, Dr. Frankenstein. Focusing on different periods of the development of Dr. Frankenstein, his back story takes the focus in a work centering more on the man than the monster.
Artistically presented against a steampunk backdrop and stylistically acted in the fashion of a Chekhovian drama, The Secret Origin of Dr. Frankenstein explores the relationships and factors leading to Victor Frankenstein’s obsession with creating life. Mixing actual historical figures (Dr. Robert Knox, William Burke, William Hare, Anne Bannerman, Nikola Tesla and others) with fictional twists and turns, this origin story will leave the audience wondering what is true, what is false, what is horrific and what is justified.