Midnight Radio’s Frankenstein
Go back in time as we spin the horrific tale of a tenacious young scientist hell-bent on recreating human life. In this show YOU are cast as the live studio audience, so play your part and don’t miss your cue when the applause sign flashes!
It’s Alive! But, what is it? A monster? A mistake? 200 years after it was brought to life, Midnight Radio reanimates Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Frankenstein, like you’ve never seen or heard it before!
Go back in time as we spin the horrific tale of a tenacious young scientist hell-bent on recreating human life. A creature born so hideous, he was forsaken by his maker and shunned by society. Watch Frankenstein’s monster come alive with Foley sound effects, vintage commercial spoofs, and a dizzying array of vocal acrobatics!
A longtime fan favorite, our Midnight Radio series takes the form of a classic 1940s radio broadcast. In this show YOU are cast as the live studio audience, so play your part and don’t miss your cue when the applause sign flashes! Always memorable and never at midnight or on the radio, this series brings you back to a simpler time. Plus! Don’t miss our free Happy Half-hour 30 minutes before every show with free drinks and interactive retro-themed activities!
Midnight Radio is proud to be part of Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts! We’ve partnered with Tel Aviv’s Hanut31 to present a two-part limited-run engagement with a shorter version of Frankenstein. For more information click here.
General Admission Ticket: $35
Student Ticket (with Valid ID only): $25
Discounts for Groups of 10 or More: Call Fred at 412.471.0999
Nov 1 • Thursday • 8pm (opening night • tickets are only $30)
Nov 2 • Friday • 8pm
Nov 3 • Saturday • 2pm (Pay What You Want) & 8pm
Nov 7 • Wednesday • 8pm (pre-show Lecture)
Nov 8 • Thursday • 8pm (Foley & Sensory Workshop/Audio Description)
Nov 9 • Friday • 8pm
Nov 10 • Saturday • 2pm & 8pm
Opening Night • Nov 1 • Thursday • 8:00pm
To celebrate the opening of Midnight Radio’s Frankenstein we’re offering $5 off every ticket. No promo code necessary. Bring a group to save even more (email Fred Frances at email@example.com for details).
Pay What You Want • Nov 3 • Saturday • 2:00pm
Bricolage is pleased to offer tickets to this performance at any price! Pay any amount at the door starting at 1:30pm (tickets are available on a first come, first served basis). All seats are general admission.
Pre-show Chat • Nov 7 • Wednesday • 7:00pm
We are delighted to welcome Jim Kincaid, English Professor at The University of Pittsburgh, for a lively pre-show discussion to uncover ‘issues and startling possibilities’ related to Mary Shelley’s great novel. Please join us bringing your questions, insights and revelations to share.
Foley & Sensory Workshop • Nov 8 • Thursday • 6:45pm
Come to the theater early to experience the Foley equipment hands-on! Learn how to make the thunderclap or the buzz of electricity as you get to play with the equipment we use to bring the story to life through sound. The cast of Frankenstein will be on hand to show you how. Doors open at 6:30pm and the workshop begins at 6:45pm. Free and open to all patrons (no show ticket necessary).
Midnight Radio features Braille and large print programs. Audio Description is available on Thursday, November 8th along with a free pre-show Foley & Sensory Workshop. Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Avenue is designed for wheelchair access and features all-gender restrooms. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. We encourage patrons to identify any specific accommodations that would make their experience more enjoyable in the comments section when purchasing tickets or by contacting Fred Frances at 412.471.0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See What Everyone Else Is Saying
"Frankenstein is a dark story, but the visuals and old-fashioned sound effects offer a counterbalance that brings lightness to the story and keeps it relevant."– Tiffany Raymond, PGH in the Round
Midnight Radio at Downtown's Bricolage theater is live theater at its best.– CP Staff, Pittsburgh City Paper
"Midnight Radio’s “Frankenstein” is a flawless. For those of you who love horror, it will bring joy to your dark, little hearts."– Michael "Buzz" Buzzelli, 'Burgh Vivant
"Jefferey Carpenter handily directs an agile cast of top-notch performers. Brett Goodnack plays Victor Frankenstein and, as he did so remarkably with Bricolage’s 1984, creates a fully realized and tortured character using just his voice. In that he’s joined by Cotter Smith as The Creature."– Ted Hoover, Pittsburgh Current
"The ensemble performs with dynamic energy and deadpan panache, and while all three performers are terrific"– Wendy Arons, Theatre Review, The Pittsburgh Tatler
"“For us, Patrick Kim is like a treasure,”– Toby Tabachnick, Jewish Chronicle
"Fictional worlds collide when larger-than-life stories of Frankenstein and Karate Man Patrick Kim are told in old-fashioned radio play style."– Rick Handler, Entertainment Central, Pittsburgh
Meet the Cast & Crew
- Jeffrey Carpenter
- Tami Dixon
- Jamie Agnello
- Parag S. Gohel
- Brett Goodnack
- Cotter Smith
- Maura Underwood
- Deana Muro
- Cello Fury
- Nik Nemec
Set Design / Technical Director
- Hank Bullington
- Antonio Colaruotolo
- Brendan Kepple