Frankenstein/Monster

by Andra Laine Hunter

When Victor Frankenstein’s fiancée, Elizabeth, reveals she had a near-death experience, the ambitious young scientist feels his glory calling to him. Through unbearable grief, he will seize the impossible: Victor Frankenstein will conquer death itself! Begged by Elizabeth, warned by dreams, Victor cannot stop his ambition—his ill-fated reach for glory—from taking him by the throat. Seeking love and acceptance from his creator, alone in all the world, Frankenstein’s nameless Monster shines a light on Victor’s inability to see with his heart rather than his eyes. Victor’s success—his glory—becomes his worst nightmare, forcing him to choose again and again—between lies and the truth, between love and loss. Even as his world crumbles, Victor will not take responsibility for his actions, begging the question: Which is the monster? 

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  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Andra Laine Hunter is thrilled to be part of the NSP family of authors! She is the founder and artistic director of The Linden Grove Theatre Company in Dallas, Texas. She has written several ensemble plays for youth, including Nutcracker: KrakatukFrankenstein/MonsterLegends of Sleepy HollowHolly Abel & the Missing MothersHolly and Opal Nosh with Nosferatu, the audio play Holly Abel and the Lady of the Lake, and the musical The Popsicle Monsters, which she co-wrote with her children. Andra graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre Studies and a double concentration in Playwriting and Directing. She is currently a MFA in Playwriting candidate. She can be reached at andralainehunterplaywright@gmail.com

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