In the works: upcoming Folk Opera for Fertile Ground 2016
About Frankenstein: A Cabaret
From the producers and writer of last year's The Snow Queen: A Folk Opera, Frankenstein is reset in the changing and charged atmosphere of contemporary Portland. The story of Mary Shelley's monster comes alive through eerie folk music, contemporary dance, and cabaret story telling. Interlaced within the story, media artist Laura Hadden's sound collage will feature local community members talking about creativity and desire in their work. With humor, gall, and operatic pathos, the folk opera takes on contemporary issues around female sexuality and creativity, transforming their historical associations with the monstrous or grotesque into a redemptive look at what it means to desire and create. Show runs January 20th-24th at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven as part of Portland's Fertile Ground Festival.