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A New, Nightmarish Adaptation

October 29 - November 14

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Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm

$1 for each ticket sold on opening weekend will be donated to the Portsmouth Halloween Parade!

General Admission: $25

Seniors (65+): $22

Students: $22

This show is included in our subscription packages.

Our neighbor "Puddle Dock" restaurant is offering a 10% discount on food and free parking to Players' Ring patrons! Visit their website to reserve, and present your ticket when you ask for your check.


Based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Adapted by Bretton Reis
Produced by Players' Ring Theatre

"It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils..." - Victor Frankenstein

As the leaves fall and the days grow darker, join us for Mary Shelley's masterpiece of horror. You may know the story of Frankenstein's blind ambition and his grotesque creature, but you've never seen it told quite like this. The world premiere of a nightmarish adaptation from award-winning writer/director Bretton Reis, "Frankenstein" will chill you to the bone.

"I set out to create a new adaptation, one that would delve into the mind of the first-ever mad scientist. With a small, swirling ensemble, we would explore his ambition, his grief, his alienation, and his struggle to love. Our intent has been to honor Shelley’s Frankensteinby capturing its essence, if not its scope or literal transpirations. Shelley’s work is studded with Romantic poetry, sublime descriptions of landscape, periods of nightmare, and most critically, episodes of blood-curdling terror. Those are the facets of Frankenstein that we want to present." – Bretton Reis


Victor – Michael Onofaro
Creature – Christian Arnold
Elizabeth – Branwyn Ritchie
Alphonse – Christopher Savage
William – Michael Mone
Waldman/Felix – Griffin Gower
Agatha/Creature Mate – Jordan Formichelli


Direction & Scenic/Lighting Design – Bretton Reis
Costumes & Intimacy Direction – Jen Towle
Props & Make Up – Ben Bagley
Fight Captain – Christian Arnold
Carpentry – Don Goettler & Josh Millar
Music Selections by – Myuu, Loyalty Freak Music
Stage Management – Jessica Michaud

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