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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Theatre: Frankenstein @ the Cultch

The Vancouver East Cultural Centre in association with

the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival present
Catalyst Theatre's production of
FRANKENSTEIN






An original adaptation by Jonathan Christenson; Designed by Bretta Gerecke
Choreographed by Laura Krewski; Originally produced in collaboration with Keyano Theatre,
Fort McMurray

"It would not be an exaggeration to say that this is the must-see of the year. It's a gorgeous adaptation of Mary Shelley's gothic classic by Jonathan Christenson...and like other Catalyst works before it, Frankenstein is a seamless combination of story, song, movement and visual arts that transcends genre." - Mari Sasano, The Edmonton Journal

January 15 - 19 + January 22 - 26, 2008, 7 PM
January 20, 2008, 4 PM Matinee Performance; No performance January 21
January 22, 2008 performance is a benefit for the Last Door Youth Program.
For tickets, please contact Last Door at 604-525-9771


WINNER OF 8 STERLING AWARDS, INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL!

The newest work by Edmonton's internationally acclaimed Catalyst Theatre, Frankenstein is a soulful adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel (first published in 1818). The cautionary tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the Creature he constructs and then abandons is an enduring story that has inspired many adaptations. This Frankenstein focuses on the human qualities of the characters and on our common need to feel that we can make a difference, be accepted, and to love and be loved.

Visually stunning and aesthetically original, Frankenstein has been noted for the remarkable ensemble of eight actors who play some forty characters, for its haunting original melodies, and its quirky and often ghoulishly humorous take on a familiar and consistently relevant story. During its inaugural 2007 run, Frankenstein played to sold-out audiences and garnered eight Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards for excellence.

"Catalyst's marvelous, much-awaited new take on Frankenstein arrives on stage as a startling storybook come to life... it's a hugely imaginative production...Catalyst's most dazzling creation yet." - Liz Nicholls, The Edmonton Journal

Frankenstein runs January 15 - 26, 2008 at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, located at 1895 Venables Street (at Victoria Drive). Tickets are $25 general, $21 for students and seniors (PLUS SERVICE CHARGES) and are available through Ticketmaster at 604-280-3311 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca.

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