The Soul of Frankenstein

A new stage play adapted from the classic novel, performed Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2020.

Written by Bobby Sample
Based on Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley
Original Score by Connor Sample

Dates / Show Times:

Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2020 both live and online:
Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. and Midnight (12 a.m. Nov. 1)
Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.

Parental discretion advised due to horror themes.


It’s the turn of the 19th century, and Captain Robert Walton mounts a daring quest for the North Pole. From the ice of the Arctic Ocean, he rescues a lone and mysterious stranger: Victoria Frankenstein, who repays him with a tale of battling nature and chasing glory that rivals and surpasses his own. We follow her through her horrifying success in bringing a monstrous Creature to life, and the death and destruction left in their path. Creature or Creator: Which one is the Monster?

This world premiere adaptation of Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley bottles the angst, obsession, terror, and suspense of the gothic young adult novel that laid the foundation for the genres of modern horror and science fiction that came after it.


  • Victoria Frankenstein Lyda Armistead
  • Captain Robert Walton Dean Kelldorf
  • The Creature Christian Bader
  • Henry Clerval Dominic Cardenas
  • Elizabeth / Frau Dienerin Katelyn Karcher
  • Yakov / Prof. Waldman / Papa De Lacey / Blair Alec Pursell
  • Professor Krempe Chloe Pierson
  • Caroline Anna Koth
  • Felix / Constable Müller / Inspector Reid Evan Culbertson
  • Justine / Safie Sabina Dart
  • Dimitri / Tavern Keeper / Cleric AJ King
  • Agatha Paige Presley
  • Magistrate Voice Ken Goodenberger

Production Team:

  • Direction Kenny Grossman & Bobby Sample
  • Assistant Director Kyler Tunnell
  • Video Direction, Lighting & Sound Design Josh Hontz
  • Scenic Design & Animations Bobby Sample
  • Costume Design Naomi Jordon & Andi Marie Jordon
  • Hair & Makeup Design Charlie Rabago
  • Properties Design Vicki Grossman & Kenny Grossman
  • Projection Design Bobby Sample & Josh Hontz
  • Camera Operation Luke Bader, Kenny Grossman, Bobby Sample

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Awards & Recognitions for The Soul of Frankenstein

ariZoni Awards of Theatre Excellence 2020-2021

The ariZoni Awards will be announced in an online ceremony —–.