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Release Your Dark Side During Halloween Week

Members of the Capital Classics radio theatre company. Submitted photo

The West Hartford-based Capital Classics Theatre Company will bring radio-theatre performances of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” to The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford this Halloween.


Back by popular demand for Halloween week, the Capital Classics Theatre Company presents radio-theatre style performances at The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford.

Capital Classics is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s gothic novel with an original adaptation of “Frankenstein” on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

Few creatures of horror have seized readers’ imaginations and held them for so long as this anguished monster. Just like in the days of the golden age of radio, Company members use live sound effects, music and their storytelling vocal skills to tell the tale of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. Performances will also include radio-theatre-style readings of a Mark Twain short story to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Over the years, Capital Classics has staged radio-theatre performances around Halloween at The Mark Twain House & Museum of “Macabre Macbeth” (2010); “Poe Down Below,” an evening of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories (2013); Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” (2014); “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (2015); “The War of the Worlds” (2016); and “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (2017).

Performances will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Financial Auditorium at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave. in Hartford. Audience members of all ages are welcome for a scary good time. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for MTH&M members and Let’s GO Arts! cardholders. To reserve tickets, call
860-280-3130 or order online at www.MarkTwainHouse.org.

For more information, visit www.MarkTwainHouse.org or www.CapitalClassics.org.

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