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9/22/2016 - Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus on October 20, 2016

September 22, 2016, Southbury, CT

Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus
A Solo Performance by Greg Oliver Bodine

The Southbury Public Library will host New York actor Greg Oliver Bodine of North Shore Theatre Group for a dramatic performance of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This special event will take place on Thursday, October 20th at 7pm in the Kingsley Room.

The Story: Having returned to England after a failed sea expedition to the North Pole, Capt. Robert Walton is entreated to describe his strange encounter with Victor Frankenstein, a young science student whom he had rescued after finding him nearly frozen and traveling by a dog-drawn sledge across the ice. Walton then recounts Frankenstein’s own fantastic tale of a monster he had fashioned from the parts of stolen corpses -- only to reject, then pursue his creation across Europe into the Arctic hinterlands of Russia, vowing to destroy it…or die in the trying.

Greg Oliver Bodine is an actor and writer dividing his time between Oyster Bay, NY and New York City. He has performed in numerous productions of regional, stock and New York theatre, and he has appeared on television in Guiding Light, As The World Turns and Saturday Night Live. Greg is a graduate of Hobart College and the M.F.A. Drama Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a NYSCA Grant recipient, (A Christmas Carol) and currently works as a Theatre Teaching Artist in the Long Island School Partnership Program with Tilles Arts in Brookville, NY. Greg's professional affiliations include: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors' Guild, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists and The Dramatists Guild.

North Shore Theatre Group & Productions is a not-for-profit, professional company committed to presenting non-musical classic, modern and original works from innovative perspectives throughout the metro region of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and parts of New England. NSTG is dedicated to staging plays that challenge as well as entertain.

Registration is required. Please call the library at 203-262-0626 ext. 130.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.


Contact: Katherine Mostacero
Reference Librarian
Southbury Public Library
203-262-0626 ext. 131