Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist
Henry Clerval, victor’s friend
Elizabeth, Victor’s fiancée
Professor Zurmat, a scientist at Ingolstadt University
The Creature, Frankenstein’s creation
Herr Frankenstein, Victor’s father
Jonathan, a student at Ingolstadt
Hanz, another student
Annie, a nearsighted housekeeper
Officer Nugent, constable on the Scottish Coast
Chief Kirwin, in charge at the police station
Delacey, a blind villager
Felix, his son
Safie, Felix’s girlfriend
Captain Walton, on HMS Archangel in the Arctic Sea
Seaman Olaf, on-board the ship
Extras for police& students, good opportunities for doubling
Use open staging with one dramatic alpine backdrop, a tall staircase, flowing into and behind a snowy mountain peak, and winding all the way up into the flyspace, one scrimmed interior space with a door entrance from; and two tall, narrow windows that can be flown in/out, and one round, ship window. Tables, chairs and benches as needed for interiors. Some potted trees and plants for garden and hotel scenes.
The special effects: Sound effects and complex, fluid lighting are essential. A clear, round ball with bubbling red liquid and a tube, canvas sheets and a body suit for the creature. The set should be a montage of shadows and jagged edges. An electric fire and oil lamps add ambient lighting.
The music: Alexander Scriabin’s Prometheus is used throughout the play. Also,
Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy is perfect for the creation scene. Somehow, this music
seems to have been written for this story.