The Dana Hall Middle School presents its fall play, Frankenstein, on Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, November 15, at 4 p.m., in Bardwell Auditorium. The performances are free and open to the public.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication, which tells the tale of Arctic voyagers rescuing a man, only to then bear witness to a horrific tale of human prejudice and science gone awry. The adaptation by Andrew Biliter resurrects Mary Shelley’s original novel, preserving much of her prose as well.
“Many writers today regard Mary Shelley as the mother of science fiction, and I am excited for my students to encounter her work,” said Liz Fenstermaker, Performing Arts Department Head. “Shelley was a free thinker who grappled with the age she lived in, and her novel and this play ask us to consider the consequences of the way we move in the world.”
Bardwell Auditorium is located on the Dana Hall campus at 37 Cameron Street. Please note that Bardwell is not handicap accessible. For more information, please call (781) 235-3010 ext. 2731..
"My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."