Sopris Theatre Company presents ‘Frankenstein: The Monster/The Man?’ April 14-23
April 5, 2023 – Sopris Theatre Company will present “Frankenstein: The Monster/The Man?,” a new musical based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel, at the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley, April 14-23.
Los Angeles-based playwright and composer Carol Weiss brings her original work to CMC to beg the question: Can you tell the monster from the man? This musical tells of the grief that motivates Victor Frankenstein’s despair and isolation that brings revenge from his creation.
According to Brad Moore, CMC theatre operations manager, Weiss’ work “has a beautiful score and is a deeply moving revisiting of this well-known story.”
Weiss is collaborating with the creative artists of the Sopris Theatre Company to bring this original musical to life. Directed by Moore, musical direction is by Dory Light with choreography by Eric Chase. Set design is by R. Thomas Ward. The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Michael Banks, Jess Bowler, Gerald DeLisser, Jay Edmonds, Bostyn Elswick, Lindsey Hamilton, Mitch Kucera, Courtney Lindgren, Lydia Mitchell, Hattie Rensberry, Ashley Sprenger Morgan Walsh, Christopher Wheatley, Pax Wild, Ben Williams and Travis Wilson.
Sopris Theatre Company’s season presenting sponsor is US Bank. Producers are Sharon Andersen and Alex de la Garza, Tom Buesch, Carrie and Jeff Hauser, and Jess Kim. Associate producers are Kelly and Jim Cleaver, Judy Huston, Natanee and Matt Spencer (in honor of Liz Armstrong), and Donna and Tom Ward.
The curtain will go up for “Frankenstein: The Monster/The Man?” at 7 p.m. April 14-15, and 21-22 at 7 p.m.; and at 2 p.m. April 16 and 23 at the New Space Theatre, CMC Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, 3000 County Road 114. Two virtual streaming options will be offered on Saturday, April 15 and Friday, April 21. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for students, seniors, CMC faculty and staff. Tickets are available at On the Stage Tickets.