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Posted on: October 2, 2018

'Frankenstein' coming up in HAAA's 25th anniversary season

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HENDERSON, Ky. -- It’s…alive!

Henderson Area Arts Alliance will present Aquila Theatre's performance of "Frankenstein" on the Preston Arts Center stage the night before Halloween.

Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human. Without considering the consequences of such progress, he succeeds with terrifying results. 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of author Mary Shelley’s classic story.

Written two centuries ago in 1818 by Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus" is considered to be the first true science fiction novel. Years ahead of its time, the story has since become the inspiration for countless films, and other works of fiction. Frankenstein is a living, breathing, gruesome outcome of scientific discovery. This piece raises vitally important questions about the nature of this innovation, the importance of human empathy, the desolation of isolation, and just what it means to be a human.

Aquila Theatre’s production of this timeless classic will be bold and thrilling – while paying homage to the original, frightening writing of Mary Shelley.

Location: Preston Arts Center, 2660 South Green Street, Henderson, Kentucky

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Ages: Ages 12+ This show may not be suitable for young children.

Price: $35 and $25

Tickets: Available online at, by phone at 270-826-5916 or by visiting the Henderson Area Arts Alliance Box Office at 230 Second Street during Box Office hours: Monday–Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-12pm.

This show is sponsored by HAAA's Season Sponsor Owensboro Health, as well as Toyota Indiana, Field & Main Bank, 104.1 WIKY and the Raymond B. Preston Family Foundation.

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