• Manual Cinema's Frankenstein
  • Manual Cinema Frankenstein
  • Manual Cinema's Frankenstein
  • Manual Cinema's Frankenstein
  • Manual Cinema's Frankenstein
  • Manual Cinema Frankenstein
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“An exquisitely stylized, self-contained reality that seems to belong both to the early 19th century, when Shelley’s novel was written, and to the dark corridors of its author’s imagination.”
The New York Times

Theater

Manual Cinema
Frankenstein

A Cal Performances Co-commission

Back by popular demand following its mesmerizing production of Ada/Ava in 2018, Chicago’s one-of-a-kind collective of musicians, composers, theater artists, and filmmakers captivates with its handmade and marvelously imaginative creations. Frankenstein, co-commissioned by Cal Performances, weaves together the plot of Mary Shelley’s gothic tale with themes of desire, birth, and loss from the author’s own biography—asking us to consider our responsibility to—and for—our modern-day creations. The company’s performers manipulate hundreds of paper puppets to create a silent animated film in real time, featuring live actors and an immersive score performed onstage by four musicians. For Cal Performances at Home, Manual Cinema has created a new iteration of its acclaimed Frankenstein production, made specifically for home viewing. “Ingenious…no matter where you look, you’ll find beauty and intrigue” (Chicago Sun-Times).

An Illuminations: Fact or Fiction event >

Stream Premiere

Thu, Oct 29, 2020
7pm PDT

Note: this video will premiere on the date above and will be available on demand until Jan 27, 2021, 11:59pm PST.

Manual Cinema

Frankenstein

The Ticket Office phone lines are open during the following limited hours: Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm.

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General Public
The pricing for individual Cal Performances at Home performances is on the honor system and is based on the number of people watching the performance.

All
Access

$0
  • Free for Subscribers and Donors $225+

Going
Solo

$15
  • One person viewing the performance

Date
Night

$30
  • Two people viewing the performance

Social
Bubble

$60
  • Four or more people viewing the performance

Rock
Star

$60
  • Average price you would have paid to see this live*

* “Rock Star” is, well, above and beyond! You’re a true believer, a superhero in our book.

Video

Program Notes

View Program Notes: Web | PDF

Beyond The Stage

Major support for Beyond the Stage is provided by Bank of America.

Bank of America

Stream Premiere

Thu, Oct 29, 2020
7pm PDT

Note: this video will premiere on the date above and will be available on demand until Jan 27, 2021, 11:59pm PST.

Manual Cinema

Frankenstein

The Ticket Office phone lines are open during the following limited hours: Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm.

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