Victor Frankenstein — A student in Ingolstadt who discovers the secret of life. Hungry for knowledge and glory. Early twenties.
The Creature — The huge and hideous creation of Victor Frankenstein. Intelligent and sensitive.
Elizabeth Lavenza — An orphan, two years younger than Victor, whom the Frankenstein family adopted as a child. Now a passionate and inquisitive young woman.
Henry Clerval — A student who dreams of chivalric adventures and romance. Victor’s cheerful boyhood friend. Early twenties.
Alphonse Frankenstein — A well-esteemed gentleman and Victor’s father. A war veteran and magistrate of the Genevan government. Fifties.
William Frankenstein — A precocious boy of ten. Victor’s younger brother and the darling of the Frankenstein family.
Justine Moritz — A pious young servant in the Frankenstein household. Late teens/early twenties.
Monsieur de Lacey — A blind old man whose family has fallen on hard times. A beautiful singer and storyteller. Sixties.
Felix de Lacey — De Lacey’s son, hardworking and helpful. Late twenties/early thirties. Agatha de Lacey — Felix’s wife. Optimistic and soft-hearted. The rock of the family. Early twenties.
Villagers — Persons from the European countryside. Includes Roos the procurer, a whore, beggars, the executioner, household servants, and wedding guests.
WRITERS NOTE; This is an ensemble piece, the play can be performed with as many or as few actors as the director sees fit. Only Victor and the Creature should not be double cast. Here are my suggestions for performer tracks with multiple casting.
Alphonse Frankenstein/Monsieur de Lacey/Roos
Henry Clerval/Felix de Lacey/Beggar 1/Executioner
Justine Moritz/Agatha de Lacey/Whore/Female Creature
William Frankenstein/Beggar 2
Dramaturgical Support – Alberta Playwrights’ Network April/May 2020
Workshop and Reading – Red Deer Players May/June 2019
Reading – New Vintage Theatre October 2018
Initial Workshop Production – Chimera Theatre February 2018
Workshop and Reading – Chimera Theatre July 2017
Approximately 105 minutes
Preview available here