I stumbled on the New Muses production quite by accident when I was out at coffee recently. When I got home, my wife and I immediately decided to get on board for a Friday viewing. I personally expected a very different experience in that I had this vision of a larger space but when we walked in, I was pleasantly surprised. We were able to sit right up front and were pretty damn close to the action. It proved to be one of the most effective uses of this style of theater I'd been to.
Their choice of props, music and lighting enhanced the mood. I admit to being moved on several occasions. They built the creature's sorrow and longing to an absolute crescendo and conveyed the emotion of Victor's losses with equal skill. Of all the times I've seen Frankenstein performed, ten in the last twenty years, this is the third one to push me to the point of crying. That unto itself made me an instant fan of these folks.
Great fun, absolutely worth the trip and the visit, if there's any chance at all you can make it to this play before it ends, DO SO! If not, they have some other stories coming up that you should definitely check out. I was not at all disappointed that I took a chance on a group I'd never heard of in a theater I didn't know existed and I don't think you will be either.
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