Final Performances of "Frankenstein" and "Polaroid Stories" at University Theatre This Week
This is the last week for Old Dominion University Theatre's productions of "Frankenstein" and "Polaroid Stories." Curtain time is 8 p.m. for the final four performances, starting Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the University Theatre.
"Polaroid Stories," written by Naomi Iizuka, combines classical mythology with the real-life stories of street kids, blending poetry and reality into a language that reflects the intense, chaotic and disturbing world of life on the city streets. The production, which originally opened in 2007 at the Hollywood Fight Club to full houses and rave reviews and is now at The Actor's Playpen in Los Angeles for a limited engagement, is being produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Co. of Woodstock, Ill.
In "Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus," a new adaptation by the CORE Theatre Ensemble based on Mary Shelley's classic novel, the ensemble brings to life the timely and relevant story of man vs. monster, tackling the issues of morality and social responsibility in our modern world of genetics and bioengineering. After discovering the secrets of animating human remains, Victor Frankenstein assembles body parts to create a living monster. Fueled by hate and revenge after being rejected by society, the creation asks its creator to provide a mate. The eventual confrontation between them leaves a wake of death and ultimately reduces both to ruins.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. "Polaroid Stories"
Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. "Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus"
Friday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. "Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus"
Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. "Polaroid Stories"
All performances of "Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus" and "Polaroid Stories" will be held at the University Theatre, located on Hampton Boulevard between 46th and 47th streets.
Tickets for all performances are $10 for students and $15 for general admission. They may be purchased in advance at the Arts and Letters box office, located in the lobby of the University Theatre, or by calling 683-5305. Tickets also are available at the door an hour before each performance. Free parking is available in the 45th Street garage.
Watch a trailer of "Frankenstein" at http://www.odu.edu/al/theatre/frankenstein.htm.
Watch a trailer of "Polaroid Stories" at http://www.odu.edu/al/theatre/polariod.htm.
Read a review of both shows from The Virginian-Pilot at http://epilot.hamptonroads.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VmlyZ2luaWFuUGlsb3QvMjAwOC8xMC8yNiNBcjE4OTAw&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom.
This article was posted on: October 29, 2008
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