Sunday, October 20, 2013

Alexander von Humboldt Meets Frankenstein!

Well, not exactly.  But almost.

After Young Frankenstein closes next Sunday in Gist Hall Theatre, it will be only 11 days until Humboldt Unbound opens in the Van Duzer Theatre on November 7.

Humboldt Unbound is an original, collaborative work about Alexander von Humboldt--a dynamic portrait in music, dance and spectacle, directed by Dell'Arte's Michael Fields, with scenic design by Giulio Cesare Perrone and music by Tim Gray. Mark Teeter plays the young Humboldt.

There will be much more on this production in this space, right after Young Frankenstein closes. (And yes--now it can be revealed: the Monster is played by Dmitry Tokarsky.)

So Young Frankenstein reigns for 5 more performances: Thurs.-Sat. October 24-26 at 7: 30 p.m., and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday October 27.

 But tickets are also available for Humboldt Unbound from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928.)  Humboldt Unbound plays for two weekends, Thursdays-Saturdays November 7-9, 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday Nov. 17.

So they don't exactly meet but...On the other hand it is true that Mary Shelley and Alexander von Humboldt lived at the same time, so...

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