This project supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Different Stages 



Mary Shelley’s


Adapted by Patrick Sandford

November 22 – December, 14, 2019

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd

    Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m.

There is no performance on Thanksgiving Thursday November 28

Added performance on Wednesday December 11

  $15, $20, $25 Wednesday and Thursdays
$20, $25, $30 Fridays & Saturdays & Sundays 



Different Stages opens its 2019 – 2020 season with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein adapted by Patrick Sandford. Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant and ambitious young student, discovers the secret of creating life from the remains of the dead. But elation at his triumph is replaced by horror when he sees his monstrous creation. Abandoned by the one who made him, Frankenstein's Creature is left to a world that fears and rejects him, and soon his innocence turns to misery - and a murderous desire for revenge...

Every word in Patrick Sandford's vigorous adaptation is lifted directly from Mary Shelley's classic Gothicnovel. This is one of the greatest horror stories of all time, and one that still grips readers almost two hundred years after its first publication.



Frankenstein is directed by Norman Blumensaadt (The Magic Fire, A Doll’s House) and features a cast mostly new to Different Stages. Playing Victor Frankenstein is Travis Williams (Theatre Baton Rouge). Sam Grimes (The Odyssey-ASF) plays The Creature, Frankenstein’s creation. Frankenstein’s cousin and father are played by Katie Beth Stubbs (Love’s Labor’s Lost), and Derek Webster (When We Are Married). The rest of Mary Shelley’s  colorful and fascinating characters are performed by actors: Mason Anthony Ortiz (McAllister Theatre, San Antonio, TX), Kevin Mayes (Baliwick Repertory, Chicago, IL), Harrison Knight (Camp Shakespeare, Winedale, TX), Michlynn Langlois, (Mary Moody Northern Theatre, Austin), Fernando Velez (City Theatre, Austin), Antora DeLong (Lab@Piven, Chicago, IL), Anna Carvalho (Rosedale Shakespeare, Austin), Philip David Boelsche (Baltimore Rock Opera Society).





Click here for tickets. For more information call 512-478-5282


Photos by Bret Brookshire

Travis Williams, Sam Grimes

Derek Webster, Sam Grimes

Travis Williams, Katie Beth Stubbs

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