By Neal Bell
Directed by Jim Petosa
February 9-25, 2012
Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

A brilliant stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, from Obie-award winning playwright Neal Bell, Monster provides a disturbing yet poignant look at one man’s insatiable quest to defeat death by creating life, and the dreadful results of abandoning his creation. A provocative production from the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional extension of the BU School of Theatre.


“The Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP)’s production of Bell’s adaptation takes this charged material and delivers it with high voltage….This is a hair-raising production, and director Jim Petosa keeps the dial set to maximum power.” - Edge Boston – Kilian Melloy Review

“The creepy tale is punctuated by Chris Brusberg’s dramatic lighting and Steve Dee’s bat­tery of sound effects. Adrienne Carlile’s costumes heighten the gothic, early 1800’s setting.” - Sheila Barth

“The atmospheric conditions in the BU Theatre Lane-Comley Studio 210 are just right for Obie Award-winning playwright Neal Bell’s unsettling stage adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein…. Petosa and company have crafted a solid production of Monster.” - Broadway World - Nancy Grossman Review

“This Frankenstein is more thoughtful and tragic than scary, but there are some good performances and it’s a great way to be introduced to Shelley’s gothic tale.”The Examiner - Peter Gross review

"A full-bodied re-presentation of the enduring fable."Artscope Magazine – James Foritano review

» Monster - Press Release (pdf)

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