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Wednesday February 28, 2018
The Pavillion Theatre
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by Mary Shelley, adapted by Andrew G. Cooper
Frankenstein presents the tragedy of young Victor Frankenstein and the grotesque monster who haunts him in this new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s spine-chilling Gothic classic. Victor is obsessed with discovering the secrets of science and nature, but nothing can prepare him for what he brings to life one dark night in the heart of winter. So begins a life or death adventure as Victor battles the demon he creates and the demons inside himself.
?This World Premiere production runs February 28th to March 3rd, 2018 at the Pavilion Theatre (1025 Lorne Street). Tickets will be available through the Kamloops Live! Box Office online at www.kamloopslive.ca or by phone at 250-374-LIVE (5483).
Previous praise for Andrew G. Cooper’s work
“Cooper’s script was well-written, entertaining and funny. His untold tales were clever, inventive and creative and seemed fresh in comparison to better-known worlds like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, towing the line between funny and heart-felt.”
Adam Williams, Kamloops This Week
“Historically accurate and factual, the production is both informative and entertaining. Andrew G. Cooper has created an amazing, interactive tour that everyone will enjoy.”
Trina Budai, The Northshore Echo
???? “I was thrilled.”
Ed Sum, Victoria Fringe Reviewer
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Andrew G. Cooper is an award-winning playwright, theatre director, and performer currently residing in Kamloops, BC. His short play The Grind received first place at Theatre New Vintage’s 10-minute Playwriting Competition in early 2017 and The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm was nominated for both Best New Play and Best Comedy at the Victoria Fringe Festival in 2015. He has been commissioned to write three productions for Tranquille Tunnel Theatre including Crossroads, The Disordered Mind, and, most recently, The Witness. For Chimera Theatre, he has also written One Day, which toured to Nelson, BC; SuperZeroes, which played in Kamloops; and has co-written Perseus & Andromeda, Lights Out!, and Knights of the Sun. Andrew has been nominated and short-listed for the Kamloops Mayor’s Gala for the Arts Award as both an Emerging Artist and Artist of the Year in Performing Arts. As a theatre director and creator, Andrew’s focus is on new works and immersive site-specific theatre.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. In 1816 she conceived the idea for her novel Frankenstein when, at the age of 18, she spent a summer with her husband, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron near Geneva, Switzerland. Her other works include the historical novels Valperga (1823) and Perkin Warbeck (1830), the apocalyptic novel The Last Man (1826), and her final two novels, Lodore (1835) and Falkner (1837). The last decade of her life was dogged by illness, probably caused by the brain tumour that was to killer her in 1851 at the age of 53.
Location Information: The Pavillion Theatre
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1025 Lorne Street,
The Pavilion Theatre is Western Canada Theatre’s intimate 165 seat “black box” theatre, which also doubles as our rehearsal hall. The Pavilion Theatre is home to The Kamloops Live! Box Office and The Western Canada Theatre administration offices. The theatre is located at 1025 Lorne Street (corner of 10th and Lorne) in the heart of Kamloops.
For further information, contact Terri Runnalls (Facilities Manager) at 250-372-3216 ext 22 or [email protected].