Nashua to present ‘Frankenstein’

NASHUA – The Nashua High School North Titan Drama Club will present an original adaptation of “Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus” at 7 p.m. Jan. 13-14 and 2 p.m. Jan. 15.

“Frankenstein” is an original adaptation written by English teacher and drama director Walter Freeman, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

The dramatization ties directly into the curriculum.

The sets are being constructed by technical education students under the direction of teacher Robert Lalancette.

The set painting will be completed by AP art students under the supervision of art teacher Vinnie Lavallee.

Additional staff member and student involvement includes the cosmetology students and their teacher, Colleen Cherico, English teacher Cara Breen and staff secretary Nancy Barnes.

Student involvement, in addition to the actors, includes stage managers Courtney Closson and Katrina Fisher, costume and production designer Natasha Rodriguez and alumna Katherine Carter helping to direct.

Community involvement includes several parent volunteers who are helping with costume and makeup – notably, local makeup and special effects artist Jon Fisher and lighting and sound technician John Franzini. Fisher began by making a life cast of the face of the actor portraying the Creature, and he will create original prosthetics custom-fit to the face.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.