"Frankenstein" turns 200 years old

Over the past two hundred years, the story of "Frankenstein" has been told many times in many different mediums. In celebration of the bicentennial of this extraordinary story, Auburn University’s Department of Theatre adds its rendition to the history books. Beginning Nov. 11, Auburn’s production returns Mary Shelley to the forefront of the story, while considering the circumstances from which her novel emerged. Shelley wrote the novel in 1816 when she was 18 years old and visiting Geneva, Switzerland. Shelley and her companions (which included Lord Bryon) competed against one another to write the best ghost story. From this competition emerged one of the most recognizable horrors of the modern age.

The year 1816 was known as “The Year Without a Summer”– so called in response to the dramatic cooler and temporary change in the global climate, due to a volcanic eruption in Indonesia. The fallout from this phenomenon was enormous. New England experienced 20-inch snow drifts in June. Religious revivals peaked. Frozen birds dropped out of the sky in Montreal. Global food shortages and outbreaks of disease only contributed to the chaos. Against this backdrop, Shelley penned "Frankenstein."

Join the Department of Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts for a special premier of this beloved tale of horror, and journey to a world where humanity’s monstrosities encounter a monster’s humanity.

The artistic team for "Frankenstein" includes direction by Chase Bringardner; costume design by Tracy Oleinick; lighting, scenic, and projection design by Fereshteh Rostampour; and guest sound design by Anthony Narcisco. The cast includes: Miles Blanchett, Falan M. Buie, Cameron Carmello, London Carlisle, Connor Dealy, Ian Downs, Noel Dudley, Christopher Holton, Kaylie Horowitz, Hudson Hubbard, Teyonna Johnson, Taylor Newton, Bodio Popoola, Cate Rasco, Dylan Renfrow, Jessi Rogers, Michael Sanders, Hannah Spaulding, Ben Strickland, Peter Strickland, Aariyan Tooley, Scott Tye, Kristen Vanderwal, Erin Walsh, and Emma Wheeler.

This performance runs approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and contains a 15-minute intermission.

Talkback Thursdays

Want to learn more about the show or give us your opinion? Join us after the performance on “Talkback Thursdays” for a discussion with the director and company members.

Late Night Showing

Auburn University Theater is excited to announce a late night showing of Frankenstein on Nov. 11, at 10:30 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to come to the theatre dressed up in their favorite costume. Doors open at 10 p.m.


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Box Office Hours

The Box Office is open Tuesday – Friday, from 2 – 5 p.m. During weekday performances, the Box Office is open from 2 – 8 p.m. On Saturday evening performances it is open 6 – 8 p.m., and on Sunday matinees, the Box Office is open 1 – 3 p.m. For more information, please call the box office: 334-844-4154



Telfair Peet Main Stage

Thur. Nov 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Nov. 11 at 10:30 p.m. – Late night! Wear your favorite costume!

Sat. Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Sun. Nov 13 at 2:30 p.m.

Tue. Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Wed. Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Thur. Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.


Ticket Prices

General                       $16.00

Senior Citizen              $12.00

Faculty and Staff         $12.00

AU student with ID      Free

Non-AU Student          $12.00



Last Updated: November 01, 2016