Luther College presents the Aquila Theatre's Frankenstein on Oct. 19

Aquila Theatre brings Frankenstein back to life in their performance of the Mary Shelley classic. They tell the story of the scientist, his creation and the question of the nature of innovation as they continue the Luther College 2018-19 Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.

This event is held in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall and is open to the public while tickets are available. Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors 65+, and $15 for youth ages 4-18. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu, or via the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Aquila Theatre's production of this story, said to be a bold and thrilling interpretation of an original horror story is based off of the classic novel, Frankenstein's Monster. This classic tale tells the story of a scientist who creates artificial life and his "monster" who ends up alone and shunned from the world. The performance explores a myriad of ethical questions surrounding the idea of innovation and raises the question, "Just because it can be done, should it be done?"

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, "There is little doubt that The Aquila Theatre Company is one of the most inventive and daring theater companies in the country." Aquila Theatre has been praised by several different publications, including the New York Times, The Boston Globe, The American Reporter, and many more. Aquila is consistently described by these publications as "powerful," "dynamic," "inventive" and "extraordinary."

Aquila Theatre was founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck. It became a United States non-profit organization in 1997 and is currently based in New York. They perform all over the world, including in their home state of New York as well as across the U. S., London, Holland, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Canada, Bermuda and more. They are dedicated to theater arts education and have created three different programs, including Workshop America providing the opportunity for people to learn about the Aquila's art form; Theatre Breakthrough bringing theater to American schools; and Shakespeare Leaders an afterschool program for inner-city students who perform classics at the Frederick Douglas Academy in Harlem, New York City.

Prior to the performance, Luther is holding a Center Stage Dinner Series event. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room; tickets are $20 per person. Dinner tickets can be found online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu, or via the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357 or [email protected].

Upcoming Center Stage Series events include The Blind Boys of Alabama on Nov. 3 and The Lorelei Ensemble on Nov. 17. For the full Center Stage Series listing see https://tinyurl.com/css201819.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,005, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

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