Experience the thrilling, live-performance version of Frankenstein, the Gothic tale of love, loss, and creation September 26, 2023, presented by Performance Santa Fe.
Tuesday, September 26, 7:30 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe
Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways as Manual Cinema presents its thrilling version of the classic Gothic tale Frankenstein. The Chicago-based performance collective imaginatively combines shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, sound effects, and live music in haunting shows like nothing else you’ve ever seen.
Manual Cinema stitches together the classic tale of Frankenstein with the biography of the original novel’s author, Mary Shelley, to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. The real-life and fictional narratives of Shelley, Victor Frankenstein, and Frankenstein’s monster expose how family, community, and education shape personhood—or destroy it by their absence.
Frankenstein is presented through the support of Jan and Tom Collett and Performance Santa Fe’s 2023-24 season sponsors: Ann Murphy Daily and William W. Daily, Gina Browning and Joe Illick, Robin Black, and Leah Gordon.
Learn more and book your ticket here.