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New on Mystery Theatre:
Episode 1 of “In the Ghost Light’s Glow”

November 3rd, 2022

Following a rehearsal for a play based on the life of Mary Shelley, you return to the darkened theatre to find a mysterious stranger standing on the stage.

Is it a ghost?

An intruder?

And what does it have to do with a collection of props gathered from the theatre’s basement?

One thing’s for sure, this may be the most confounding mystery … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].


Frankenstein Week:
Print, Audio, & Video Previews

November 2nd, 2022

If this past weekend was Frankenstein Weekend (see my previous post if you have any doubts about that), then this week must be Frankenstein week. At least it looks that way judging from the advanced media attention that Prime Stage Theatre’s all-new production of Frankenstein has been getting.

Out today are previews from three of the region’s prominent news sites: The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Local Pittsburgh, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Written by Pittsburgh musician, writer, and journalist L. E. McCullough, the piece in Local Pittsburgh includes an interview along with images from the play and … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Celebrating Frankenstein Weekend …
@ The Little Green Bookstore in Zelienople

October 29th, 2022

Yesterday was Frankenstein Friday. That’s according to the website National Today, which as near as I can figure is a site where folks suggest holidays and have them listed for others to celebrate. Though not to be confused with the official holidays and various observances identified on your Google calendar, National Today’s designation works for me. Indeed, I’m glad to take it one step further and regard this weekend as Frankenstein Weekend.

And it seems the town of Zelienople (30 miles north of Pittsburgh) is celebrating too, with both a Frankenstein book event and a screening of Universal Horror films.

Hosted by The Little Green Bookstore, the book event features deluxe editions of Mary Shelley’s classic and a display for … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop.]

Frankenstein: The Creation Scene

October 27th, 2022

Sutured body parts, flashing electrodes, bubbling chemicals–they’re some of the best-known elements of the Frankenstein creation scene. And none are in the novel.

For over 200 years, playwrights, screenwriters, comic artists, and (more recently) game designers have endeavored to fill in the blanks of a process that Mary Shelley’s narrative covers in fewer than … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop.]