Celebrate the 200th anniversary of this classic on Sunday, October 21. All tickets are $18 + fees. Click for Tickets. Written in 1818 by Mary Shelley, FRANKENSTEIN: The Modern Prometheus is the first true science fiction novel. Years ahead of its time, the story has inspired countless film and stage adaptations. The character Frankenstein is a living, breathing, gruesome outcome of scientific discovery. The piece raises an important question about innovation- just because it can be done, should it be done? In the story, 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. After wandering the world alone, the monster eventually comes for Frankenstein’s family. Horrific events unfold until the doctor tentatively agrees to create a mate for the creature. Ultimately, the doctor refuses in order to spare humanity but bears the penalties of his decision. Two hundred years later, Frankenstein still poses critical ethical questions. Aquila Theatre’s production of this timeless classic will be bold and thrilling – while paying homage to the original, frightening writing of Mary Shelley.