Falcon Theatre will put on their first fall show, Frankenstein, from Thursday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Tickets will cost $5 for students and $10 for adults and will be sold at the box office.

With strong male and female leads in the department, director Craig Robertson decided to double cast Frankenstein to display that. “It’s been so fun to watch the differences between the two casts,” said Robertson, “because everybody has gotten the same direction, same blocking, and in theory doing the same things just a different approach, and it’s so interesting to see what different choices the actors bring to the character.”

Parker Pereira plays the Creature in the male lead cast and Nyah Adler is Victor Frankenstein in the lead female cast, which brings another different outlook for the play.

“I enjoy getting to watch the other cast perform.” Pereira said, “It’s a rare opportunity I get to watch some of my friends acting on stage.”

The creature is a more loving emotional character, trying to improve himself, while Victor Frankenstein is a more cold-sided, arrogant character. Shining a new light on a predominantly male stereotype with a female playing him.

“She is a very complicated character with a very complicated life.” said Adler, “The constant struggle in her mind between what is right and what is wrong makes her an interesting and exciting character to play.”

Due to the pandemic, both fall shows last year were filmed and didn’t have a live audience and created a different interpretation for viewers. “There’s a certain energy that the audience brings to the stage that can’t be replicated and I can’t wait to have that back,” said Pereira.

“From an audience perspective watching a recording of a show isn’t the same as getting to experience the feel of the show in person,” added Adler, “For actors, being able to share what we’ve worked so hard on with a live audience just brings a sense of excitement and energy that a camera just doesn’t bring. So I am excited to be able to experience that feeling again.”

View photos from Falcon Theatre’s fall show Frankenstein on Sept. 20, 2021. All photos available for purchase here

By Bren McDonald

Bren McDonald is a senior at Timber Creek High School. She is the Publishing Managing Editor, producer and host of the Armchair Detective's podcast, and a member of The Creek Yearbook staff.