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Frankenstein: Playing With Fire



Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:30pm


The Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

About the Show

Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), Frankenstein – Playing with Fire imagines a meeting between a dying Victor Frankenstein and his Creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the Creature, scenes from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated, revealing a powerful and agonizing question. Frankenstein – Playing with Fire is a poignant thriller and an interrogation of the ethical limits of science and the human imagination. 

Contains mature themes, including brief sexuality and violence. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project SUCCESS and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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or call Project SUCCESS at (612) 874-7710

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project SUCCESS table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project SUCCESS theater partner, Guthrie Theater, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • Science and technology advance at a very fast rate, and it is important to balance that advancement with thoughtful intention. In what ways does this story show thoughtful intention, or lack thereof?
  • The creature in this play longed for acceptance from Dr. Frankenstein, but didn't receive it. How does one determine self worth? Is it defined by others, or by ourselves?

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