Frankenstein on Stage - Today

Frankenstein on Stage - Today

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Ogdensburg Command Performances presents Aquila Theatre’s production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Sunday March 24.  Curtain time is 4 o’clock in George Hall Auditorium at Ogdensburg Free Academy; preshow chat at 3:00.  Aquila Theatre’s production of this timeless classic is bold and thrilling while paying homage to the original, frightening writing of Mary Shelley…You won’t want to miss this gothic thriller!  For tickets, $19 to $43 [discounts for Seniors, Students, Groups of 15+, and “Friends”] call 315.393.2625 or visit

Written two centuries ago in 1818 by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein:  The Modern Prometheus, is the first true science fiction novel.  Years ahead of its time, the story has since become the inspiration for countless film and stage adaptations.  Frankenstein is a living, breathing, gruesome outcome of scientific discovery.  The piece raises an important universal question about the nature of innovation – just because it can be done, should it be done?

Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human.  Without considering the consequences of such progress, he succeeds with terrifying results.  After wandering the world alone, the monster eventually comes for Frankenstein’s family.  Horrific events unfold until the doctor tentatively agrees to create a mate for the creature.  Ultimately, the doctor refuses in an effort to spare humanity but bears the terrible and personal penalties of his decision.  Two hundred years later, Frankenstein still poses a myriad of critical ethical questions.

Aquila Theatre’s mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number. A play becomes ‘classical’ because we recognize that after a time it transcends the original culture it was created for. It retains the power to provoke the central question of what it means to be human. As a company dedicated to the classics, we feel a responsibility to acknowledge and explore newfound classical works. Aquila was founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck. In 1997, Aquila became a US non-for-profit organization and is currently based in New York.  Aquila has appeared in numerous festivals and at venues around the world including performances in London, Holland, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Canada, and Bermuda.


Aquila Theatre’s Production of Mary Shelley’s Timeless Classic Is Bold & Thrilling!

Presented by Ogdensburg Command Performances

Sunday, March 24 @ 4:00

George Hall Auditorium – OFA

Tickets:  $19 - $43

Call:  315.393.2625 or

Aquila is dedicated to theatre arts education and produces three major initiatives: Workshop America, a nationwide program that provides an opportunity for people to share in the art of Aquila; Theatre Breakthrough, which brings America’s schools to the stage; and Shakespeare Leaders, an after-school program that enables inner-city students to perform the classics at Frederick Douglas Academy in Harlem, NYC.

Here's what the critics say about Aquila Theatre…

“…a classically trained, modernly hip troupe…” – The New York Times

“The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.” – The New Yorker

“…extraordinary…” – The American Reporter


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