“Frankenstein” Lights Up the Circle Theatre with CTC Youth

Maria Chattin Carter directs this adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein written by Education Director Chuck Tuttle for this Chattanooga Theatre Centre Youth production.    Carter has chosen to stage Frankenstein  as a melodrama.   Indeed, author James Berardinelli wrote that Mary Shelley’s novel is, “More of a gothic melodrama than a horror story.”     Carter tells the actors, “You have to take those moments and make them bigger,” in true melodramatic fashion.

Frankenstein has been double cast to cover the day-time performances for schools.    The casts are as follows:

The Orange Cast

Dr. Frankenstein……Savage Glascock

Creature………Noah Phillips

Elizabeth……………Katie Ward

Mary/ Grave Digger #1……………Breanna Ingram

Igor………….Charlie Christopher

Priest/Captain Walton…………Willie Derrick

Cleval/Richard/Villager…………..Noah Kominczak

DeLancy……………….Anna Strickland

Felix/Grave Digger#2…………Bradley Miller

Agatha/Villager…………..Cameron Davis

Mrs. Frugelheim/Justine/Villager………..Amy Hartline

Greta/Villager…………….Dory Goocher

Eliza/Frieda……….Andrea Palmer

Young Victor/Fritz…………Brady Saffles

Black Cast

Dr. Frankenstein………..Zeke Cobb

Creature………Joe McGuire

Elizabeth…………..Alexis Newson

Mary/Grave Digger #1………..Lizzie Ruch

Igor…………..Jared Alexander

Priest/Captain Walton……….AJ Rankin

Cleval/Richard/Villager…………Jordan Alexander

DeLancy………….Holly Alexander

Felix/Grave Digger #2……..Joshua Anderle

Agatha/ Villager………..Haley White

Mrs. Frugelheim/ Justine/ Villager……….Skyler Beene

Greta/ Villager…….Lexie DeHart

Eliza/ Frieda……….Elizabeth Van Duesen

Young Victor/ Fritz………..Mason Carter

CTC has written this about the upcoming production:

Public Shows: Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16(Friday shows at 7:30pm and Sat. and Sun. at 2:30pm)
School group performances are available. Please call the Box Office at (423) 267-8534 for dates and times.

Based on Mary Shelley’s novel, one of the world’s most famous of horror stories demonstrates that we all need to have a place we feel we fit in and begs the question of our own creation. It also makes the point that there must be someone out there for everyone. A thought-provoking piece that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Appropriate grades 4th-12th

Corporate Sponsor: Aretha Frankenstein’s

Many of the youth said that the Mel Brooks film, “Young Frankenstein” is their favorite version of Shelley’s monster creation story.

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

Listen to the story with Director and Cast Members:

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