Hype for Frankenstein

The world premiere enraptured and roiled critics during its sold out extended run at the Wallis…Read what they had to say below…

INGENIOUS…a HYPNOTIC progression of sights, sounds, and ideas…a MASTER-CLASS of physical performance…a JAW-DROPPING combination of performance, stagecraft and technology that unites past and present in a spectral vision conveying the all-encompassing dread of a future mankind has created in its own image.”
LOS ANGELES BLADE, Jon Paul King

SPECTACULAR…a visual and aural treat that engages you from beginning to end…Mat Sweeney’s INTRICATE concept and BEAUTIFUL compositions are BRILLIANTLY realized…SUPERB staging, design, music, and libretto…VIRTUOSIC performances…a satisfyingly cerebral and viscerally SPELLBINDING piece of entertainment.”
ARTS BEAT LA, Pauline Adamek

Frankenstein is a MAJOR work…visually and aurally BREATHTAKING– and TERRIFYING in equal measure…CREEPY and GORGEOUS…it’s a play but also a concert, and at moments an opera, at others a musical and a dance piece…Frankenstein will PUNCH YOU IN THE GUT.”
KCRW, Anthony Byrnes

EXQUISITEFrankenstein is a MAD and BRILLIANT creation, weaving together DARK and BEAUTIFUL elements into one AWE-INSPIRING and HORRIFIC mass…the artistry verges on scientific MASTERY
STAGE RAW, Vanessa Cate

“Four Larks has created a FASCINATING creature from the bones of Shelley’s novel…THRILLINGLY realized in an INVENTIVE movement-theatre style…visually ENTHRALLING…Max Baumgarten is an EXTRAORDINARY physical performer”
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Charles McNulty

BOLDLY different, FEARLESS in its risk, and ABSOLUTELY MESMERIZING…It’s FRIGHTENING, it’s INVENTIVE, it’s CREATIVE…the cast is IMPECCABLE
LA THEATRE BITES, Patrick Chavis</I>

ILLUMINATES the ethical questions about science and technology in a collage of CREATIVE storytelling…Max Baumgarten is MESMERIZING, Joanna Lynn-Jacobs is EXQUISITE
ON STAGE, Jill Weinlein

OVATION RECOMMENDED
STAGE RAW TOP TEN
LA THEATRE BITES BEST THEATRE OF 2020