The dates of the Shawano Community High School fall play coinciding with Halloween weekend gave the school’s theater program a variety of options for a frightening and terrifying show.
The ultimate choice was “Frankenstein,” the classic tale written by Mary Shelley but adapted by Austin Tichenor for the stage. “Frankenstein” comes to life Thursday at the SCHS auditorium and runs through next Saturday.
Alex Konen, director, said he picked Tichenor’s version of Shelley’s tale of a man who creates life in order to stave off death because the script was the closest to what Shelley wrote nearly 200 years ago.
“The challenge, for me, was finding the right script, because there are so many adaptations,” Konen said. “I think I read five different copies, and with two of them, I got through 10 pages and said, ‘No, not the right script for me.’”