A fearsome monster will be creeping through the creaky halls of Craigdarroch Castle in October.
Actor Jason Stevens will portray the infamous Victor Frankenstein – as well as a slew of other characters – in a one-man performance of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, based on the bookoriginally published in 1818.
More than 200 years after its debut, the story still resonates with people.
“It’s one of those tales that surprises us with its emotional depth and cultural relevance,” Stevens said. “Underneath, it’s a love story and a story about abandonment and loneliness, but it’s also a story about social responsibility, which is a very relevant topic in our culture today.”
Stevens also performs Craigdarroch’s popular one-man version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Frankenstein plays Saturday evenings Oct. 5-26 with showtimes at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are available online at thecastle.ca/pages/events, or by calling 250-592-5323. Tickets can also be picked up in person at Craigdarroch Castle at 1050 Joan Cres.