THE MONSTER

 

One-Act Drama for Young Actors

38-40 minutes, 7 Characters

4 male and 3 female characters. 38-40 minute adaptation of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," written for competitive one-act festivals.

This work was adapted from the playwright's full-length play,

I AM FRANKENSTEIN, but it contains unique material and a new character. It is simpler, requires minimal tech and can be performed with a flexible cast.

On the heels of his mother's death, Victor Frankenstein, the son of a scientist, becomes obsessed with occult methods and manages to bring a dead man back to life, only to be haunted by the results. The play, which also pays tribute to Milton's Paradise Lost, examines the boundaries between man and God, and explores the question of what we owe to the lives we create. 

What they are saying:

Tiffanie Jones, director and drama teacher, Gentry High School, Gentry, Ark.

... A unique and moving adaptation ... appropriate for most audiences ... The skillful adaptation of the story and integration of text from John Milton’s Paradise Lost ... offers strong dialogue ... and creates meaningful relationships between the characters. ... An impeccable choice for any theatre program.  

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