Frankenstein, 1945, a dark tale featuring classic and historical monsters, opens on October 24 and the actors and artists involved are getting excited. Here’s what they’re looking forward to.
“Historical lesbianism! And retelling historical narratives in ways that pass the Bechdel test and include female characters with agency.” —Anais West (Professor Mathilde Malik)
“World War II is a fascinating and mysterious point in history to study, and mixing that with the story of Frankenstein makes it that much better.” —Ryan Scramstad (Officer Mueller)
“I’ve never done a show with monsters in it.” —Munish Sharma (Detective Walton)
“This show excites me because as an artist I get to not only explore a true classic, but I get to play an empowered, badass woman set in a time period that many women were being oppressed. We often only really hear one side of Germany in the 1940s and having the opportunity to explore further what it was like for German citizens during and after the war feels like a real gift.” —Madelyn Osborne (Elizabeth)
“I’m thrilled to be playing a strong female character as we go back in time to the 1940s. I think the show offers a new and exciting take on the tale of Frankenstein, just in time for Halloween!”
—Natalie Davidson (Detective Shelley)
“I feel like I was a mad scientist in a past life, or a dream, but either way, it’s one of the types of character I became an actor for.” —Gregory Radzimowski (Dr. Frankenstein)
“The world of film noir offers such a fascinating backdrop for the narrative and there is so much room for creativity in the sound design.” —CJ McGillivray (sound designer)
“I love Mily’s work because she almost exclusively writes strong, powerful women who we don’t often see in historical fiction. And she’s so committed to spotlighting women and minority groups (LGBT, POCs, etc).” —Diana Bartosh (production/stage manager)
Frankenstein, 1945 was recently featured in The Province! See the article here.
Make sure to get your tickets to Frankenstein, 1945 today! The show runs October 24-30.