Middle School performs ‘Frankenstein’

By on February 20, 2013

Members of the cast are (front sitting, left to right) Jared Sumar as Victor Frankenstein and Josh Koch as Professor Waldeman; (second, l-r) Grace Hutchinson as Ernestine Frankenstein, Olivia Voler as Justine, Kolby Hunt as Delacey, Laura Sensenig as Elizabeth Lavenza, Vanessa Binkley as Felicity, Abby Kierzkowski as Henrietta; (top, l-r) Steven Gagliano as the monster and Tyler Weidman as Captain Robert Walton. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

The Cocalico Middle School is proud to announce the performances of this year’s production of "Frankenstein."

The show takes place on March 7, 8 and 9 in the Cocalico Middle School auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

"Frankenstein" is the play adaptation of the classic novel written by Mary Shelley in 1818. While the movie is one of the greatest monster stories ever told, this production will focus on the drama and tragedy of the original story even as it incorporates lighter elements found in some of the "Frankenstein" film spoofs.

Captain Robert Walton rescues a weakened Victor Frankenstein near the North Pole and nurses him back to health. He then learns the fantastic tale of Frankenstein’s early fascination with discovering the secret of life. This obsession leads to the creation of a monster that seeks companionship but ultimately settles for revenge. Told in both a dramatic and comical style, this production, while not intended for small children, is sure to delight audiences both young and old.

Featuring a cast of 42 students and 17 student technical crew members, "Frankenstein" is a large-scale production.

Tickets for "Frankenstein" are $5 per person and seating can be reserved by calling 336-1471 during regular school hours. Tickets will also be available at the door based on availability.

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