Tuesday, September 30, 2008

'Tis the season

As we enter the witching month, local versions of the monster's myth abound. The University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance stages a performance that's part Mary Shelley, part Salvador Dali, comments Albuquerque reviewer Aurelio Sanchez. Broadway greets Clive Barker's Frankenstein in Love, "horrifying and poignant yet funny," Michael Sherrin says. Local movie theaters will be offering monster fare, like Pitman, New Jersey's Broadway Theatre, where they'll do up Bride of Frankenstein right, with organ music and all.
And I'll be tipping my hat to monster at two events: October 20, 7pm, Randall Library, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, speaking of the eerie connections between Shelley's novel and Ishiguro's quiet chiller, Never Let Me Go, and then a week later: October 28, 7pm, Frederick County Public Library, Laurel, Maryland, introducing all comers to the monster and his tale.
More sightings soon.

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