Oklahoma Children's Theatre, Theatre OCU craft adaptation of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' 

Exploring the nature of life and death and the consequences of playing God, "Frankenstein" chronicles the experiments of the titular doctor, during which he gives life to a creature comprised of the bodies of the recently dead. In the process, he damns both himself and his creation.

The biggest problem with the Oklahoma City Children's Theatre/Theatre OCU production of "Frankenstein" is that the cast, for the most part, seems to think that respect for literature equals stilted performances, and director Lyn Adams hasn't bothered to correct them. It's filled with wooden line deliveries and emotional performances that are rarely more than skin-deep; some of the actors might have benefited from a good jolt on the doctor's slab.

As Henry Clerval, Victor Frankenstein's most trusted friend, Aaron Wertheim occasionally rises above the norm; Clay Burch and Kevin Keeling are fairly serviceable as grave robbers Hans and Peter.

The women in the cast "? including Brooke Culbertson as Victor's fianc

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