Doctor Frankenstein

The face of a monster, drawn in blood, commands the cover of Articulate Theatre Company's production of George Allison's alternative version of Doctor Frankenstein.
Was Mary Shelley right about the doctor and his monster?

By Andrew Andrews

It's 1823, and Dr. Victor Frankenstein has come out of hiding to tell his side of the story, in hopes of clearing his good name.

It seems that author Mary Shelley had a grudge against the doctor since she was twelve years old, when he diagnosed her as a laudanum addict, exposing her dependency to her father instead of holding the matter in confidence.

Frankenstein claims that he created his so-called “monster” to implant the brain of his brilliant but frail mentor Dr. James Lind into the body of an unknown but healthy commoner, after both men had been killed in separate vehicular accidents.

The story is told in flashbacks as Frankenstein appears before an audience of fellow physicians.

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Andrew Andrews attended Doctor Frankenstein at West End Theatre in New York on Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 8:00pm to write this review.

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