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Theater Pick: An Innovative, Tech-Minded Take on Frankenstein - LA Weekly

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has long been beloved in many forms — from novel to film to pop culture figure — and The Wallis’ new production seeks to take the tale of manmade monster in twisted new directions. Touted as an “amalgamation of dynamic physical theatre, live music and experiential design,” this stage spectacle also has a timely subtext — exploring the  dangers of technology, the dilemmas of moral responsibility and the definition of humanity. This unique interpretation of the story seeks to bring ethical questions about science into the now, while maintaining the eerie, nightmare-ish imagery (utilizing partial nudity, strobes and fog) of the classic horror tale for a suitably dark yet innovative extrasensory experience. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills; Wed., Feb. 12- Sun., March 1; $60. theWallis.org/Frankenstein.