Mondavi Center Presents
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Tickets from: $25.00
Love, loss and creation merge in unexpected ways as Manual Cinema presents its thrilling version of the classic Gothic tale Frankenstein.
The Chicago-based performance collective imaginatively combines shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, sound effects and live music in haunting shows like nothing else you’ve ever seen. Here the classic tale of Frankenstein is stitched together with the biography of the original novel’s author, Mary Shelley, to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. The real-life and fictional narratives of Shelley, Victor Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s monster expose how family, community and education shape personhood—or destroy it by their absence.
An ingenious merger of live music and captivating visuals… No matter where you look, you’ll find beauty and intrigue.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. There are loud sounds, flashing lights and haze.
Following each performance of Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein, ticket holders will be welcomed to “Puppet Time,” a behind-the-scenes experience that will highlight the innovative artistry of Manual Cinema’s puppets and props.
The Nancy and Hank Fisher Family Fund