AMP: The Electrifying Story of Mary Shelley

October 22 - October 25, 2020

AMP: The Electrifying Story of Mary Shelley
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A regional premiere!

About AMP: The Electrifying Story of Mary Shelley


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Before Mary Shelley became one of the greatest gothic horror writers in history, she was the unconventional daughter of anarchist philosophers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. Outcast and profoundly isolated, rejecting what her Victorian world had to offer, she created a genre that celebrated revolting in both senses of the word. Scientist Luigi Galvani’s discovery of “animal electricity” acts as an electric undercurrent for suppressed creative narratives, accompanied by stylized movement, period costumes and the philosophy that allowed authors to be published as creators of their own stories… however horrifying they might be. AMP is a 60-minute solo work based on the creation of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic Frankenstein and the birth of modern feminism written & performed by Jody Christopherson; "a visionary in the theater world and legendary story-teller" (The Theater Times). This limited run, presented in the intimate Karol Omlar Studio Theatre, accompanies the opening weekend of Young Frankenstein. Come meet the woman behind the monster.

Written & performed by: Jody Christopherson
Directed by: Isaac Byrne


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