Frankenstein: A Cabaret

Frankenstein: A Cabaret


From the writer and producers of The Snow Queen, The Broken Planetarium introduces a new allegorical folk opera based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The show takes on contemporary issues of female sexuality and what it means to be an artist, and tells the story through the subversive genre of cabaret. Set in present day Portland, the story is told through mock documentary, opera-spiced eerie folk music, contemporary dance, and humor in order to convey a redemptive look at what it means to desire and create. (Appropriate for 18+)

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Portland Mercury review of Frankenstein: A Cabaret

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Enid Spitz names Frankenstein: A Cabaret a top pick in Willamette Week

stitched together musicians

stitches across pregnant belly

Frankenstein and pregnant woman

Past Dates

The Clinton Street Theater

2522 SE Clinton Street
Portland, Oregon

  • September 28th, 2016 @ 8pm
  • September 29th, 2016 @ 8pm
  • September 30th, 2016 @ 10pm
  • October 1st, 2016 @ 8pm
  • October 2nd, 2016 @ 2pm

Before the Fertile Ground Theater festival:

  • Jan 20, 2016 @ 8pm

During the Fertile Ground Theater Festival:

  • Jan 21, 2016 @ 10pm
  • Jan 22, 2016 @ 10pm
  • Jan 23, 2016 @ 8pm
  • Jan 24, 2016 @ 2pm