Mary Shelley's Frankenstein explores what it means to be human

New Hampshire Humanities has awarded a Community Project Grant to support scholar-led talkbacks with theatre experts following a one-hour, two-actor dramatic production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This original adaptation explores Victor Frankenstein’s maddening journey of creation and failure.

Dr. Frankenstein, delirious from chasing his creation across the world, recounts his tragic past as a warning to humanity. This dark tale comes to life with a spark, revealing the truth behind Dr. Frankenstein’s creation and the irreversible horrors that quickly unfold. This production of Frankenstein is “alive,” and certain to leave you with chills, pondering the question: “Who really is the monster?” 

The Hampstead Stage Company will present Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in Concord at the Hatbox Theatre in the Steeplegate Mall six times over two weekends. Thanks to New Hampshire Humanities, there will be a reduced ticket price of $10 per person and special talkbacks following the performances on October 7 at 7:30 pm and October 16 at 2:00 pm. Recommended for ages 13+.

Independent scholar Paula Dubonis-Platt, Ph.D. will facilitate discussions exploring the connections among science, technology, and art – and that essential humanities question – what it means to be human. More information can be found at

“What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?”
– Mary Shelley, Frankenstein