By Danielle Mohlman
Based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
When Mary Shelley sits down to write Frankenstein, she’s 18 years old with everything to prove. Her husband, the poet Percy Shelley, is too in his head to notice his wife’s phenomenal talent. She’s grieving the death of her infant daughter. And in this era of gothic literature, no one wants to believe that the darkness on the page mirrors the storm in her own head. That is, until her mother shows up. The only problem is, Mary Wollstonecraft died when Shelley was just ten days old. This adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel explores monsters and the women who create them. It’s a play that asks the age old question: How far would you go to outrun your ghosts?
For My Mourning Mijo
Written by Brooke King, Katia Ramirez, & Hayleigh Wankowski - Mount Vernon High School, Class of 2021
For My Mourning Mijo is a contemporary adaptation of the Aztec legend of the volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. It is framed within LGBTQ-related protests.
Performance video is scheduled to be released on March 25.
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