The opening of Nashville Childrens Theatre's 2008-2009 season finds the company anticipating Halloween with Nick DiMartino's adaptation of the famous Mary Shelley book. The production, under the direction of artistic director Scot Copeland, offers thunder, lightning, frightful suspense and a monster whose incarnation is never portrayed the same way twice. Copeland gathers an experienced and talented blend of players, including Kamal Bolden, Ross Brooks, Rona Carter, Elijah Dies, Jamie Farmer, Henry Haggard, Eric Pasto-Crosby and Peter Vann. The set design, like the monster itself, is derived from an assortment of human sources: Erica Edmondson, H.O. Plodder and Mike Sanders. The show's run includes special events like a make-up workshop at Nashville Public Library, a post-show demonstration on special effects, a screening of short horror films produced by young filmmakers as part of Nashville Film Festival's "Fun Fright" film competition and a costume contest. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Mondays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 10. Continues through Nov. 1, 2008