Lawyers on Stage Theatre (LOST) presents Frankenstein: The Radio Play, a performance about diversity and the consequences of intolerance to “life.”
It runs at Langham Court Theatre, December 9-12.
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, over 200 years ago. However, her messages about diversity and the consequences of discrimination and intolerance, not to mention inequalities between the sexes, still resonate strongly today, particularly in the legal and theatre communities.
Her critiques were not surprising. Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, was a renowned women’s rights activist who authored A Vindication of the Rights of Women in 1792. Her father, William Godwin, was a radical political philosopher, who wrote An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice.
In Frankenstein: The Radio Play, by Philip Grecian, audiences will not only have the chance to enjoy one heck of a story, but also discover or rediscover the meaningful messages Shelley wove into Frankenstein.
The play is performed in the context of a “live” radio broadcast, complete with the required sound effects. Imagine thunder, doors opening and closing, the gallows, ice crushing ships and perhaps a scream or two.
The play will be directed by Andrew Pirie and Sara Ramshaw. All the actors on stage and crew backstage hail from the legal community, including Kimberly Henders Miller, James Legh, Albert Berns, Selina Wall, Alex Fyfe, Sara Ramshaw, Glenn Grande, Gillian Calder, Ruari McLennan, Karrie Wolf and Benjamin Peterson, all making big pro bono commitments of their time to help others. Four special guest singers will also join the cast.
Proceeds raised will go to support those in need in our community, through the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre and Need2 Suicide Prevention, Education & Support.
Tickets to Frankenstein: The Radio Play are on sale at langhamtheatre.ca.
Please visit lawyersonstage.com for more information about the show and the LOST mission.