Over the weekend I went to see the Exeter Theater Department’s fall drama. This year it was a new take on Frankenstein, adapted by Austin Tichenor P’15. I actually hadn’t been to a mainstage before this one, and now I understand why everyone was telling me I was missing out. I had to wait an hour for tickets, and it was completely worth it. Everything – the acting, the writing, the set, the costumes – was seemingly flawless. There was an incredible attention to detail. The play was some parts chilling and others funny, illuminating Frankenstein’s struggles with questions of mortality. Lowerclassmen and uperclassmen alike participated and had major roles. To anyone thinking about their possible involvement with the arts at Exeter, I would strongly encourage it – this production was proof that Exeter has phenomenal arts programs that are worth taking advantage of.
The picture attached, of the monster, is from the Lion’s Eye article about the show. Click on the picture to see the full gallery from the dress rehearsal.