ACT in Co production with diy theatre Presents…

We are very happy to announce that Artists’ Collective Theatre in co production with DIY Theatre has been invited to the August 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform “Genesis: The Mary Shelly Play”. The Fringe runs from Friday August 2 to Monday August 26 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is world wide know arts festival that has it’s roots dating back to 1947.

Genesis: the mary shellEy play by Mary humphrey baldridge

Lake Geneva, early summer, 1816. GENESIS takes place in the living room of Diodati, Byron’s villa, and the bedroom of Mary and Shelley’s villa, now named the Maison Chapuis, which was located up the hillside from Diodati. It stunningly portrays the nights of intrigue and titillation between Lord Byron, Mary & Percy Shelley, Dr. Pollidori, and Claire Clairmont inspiring Mary Shelley to produce one of the most celebrated works of horror literature.

GENESIS has a dark intensity that not only builds to a hair-raising finale, but pays off intellectually as we see the idea for Frankenstein get patched together in Mary’s mind. Perhaps the play’s strongest virtue is in showing that social stigmas can maintain a chokehold over human desires, even among the wanton leisure class.

We need your help

While ACT has been invited there is still a lot of work to do to get us there. We are looking for volunteers and donations.

Donations welcome

Visit our Fringe Funder page to help us get there.

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