Aquila Theater's 2018-2019 U.S. National Tour "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley. 

READING — The Miller Center for the Arts at reading Area Community College is pleased to welcome back Aquila Theatre with one of their newest stage productions "Frankenstein" on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. The show is being staged in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of the classic novel of the same name.

Written two centuries ago in 1818 by Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus," is the first true science fiction novel. Years ahead of its time, the story has since become the inspiration for countless film and stage adaptations. Frankenstein is a living, breathing, gruesome outcome of scientific discovery.

The piece raises the important universal question about the nature of innovation — just because it can be done, should it be done? Two hundred years later, Frankenstein still poses a myriad of 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.

Aquila was founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, and in 1997, became a U.S. non-for-profit organization and is currently based in New York. Aquila Theatre’s mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number and is the foremost producer of touring classical theatre in the United States, visiting 50 to 60 American cities per year.

Tickets for Frankenstein are $32 for adults and $15 for students and may be purchased online at or through the Miller Center box office Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 610-607-6270.

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