Canceled - Manual Cinema, "Frankenstein"

March 21, 2020, 7:30 PM
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts

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The Modlin Center cherishes bringing people together to celebrate the arts. Unfortunately, bringing people together is something we cannot do at this time. In an effort to support social distancing measures recommended by the CDC, and with the health and safety of our campus and community as our top priority, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to suspend all remaining performances and events scheduled in the 2019-2020 season. We appreciate our dedicated student artists, patrons and supporters, volunteers, faculty and staff, and visiting artists, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for an exciting 2020-21 season.

The Modlin Subscriber credit-to-your-account benefit is now available to all ticket buyers. If you choose, the value of your tickets may be credited toward the purchase of future Modlin Arts Presents events. If you would like a credit to your account, please complete this form (, or contact the Modlin Center box office via email at or by phone at (804) 289-8980 by 5pm on Monday, March 23, 2020. If you do not wish to receive an account credit, we will begin automatically issuing refunds on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 with no additional action required. While the Modlin Center box office windows will be closed through the remainder of the season, staff will be answering email and voicemail messages. Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate this evolving situation. 

While the Modlin Center may be closed, the show must go on. We have compiled an ever-growing list of organizations offering free online visual and performing arts experiences. Click here ( to explore some of the remarkable arts available online. If you have suggestions for this list, please email with the subject line “Online Arts” or tag us on Facebook or Twitter with #onlinearts.


Love, loss, and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale reconceived by Manual Cinema. The stories of Victor Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, and her Monster expose how the forces of family, community, and education shape personhood — or destroy it by their absence.

Returning to the Modlin Center, internationally renowned multimedia art collective Manual Cinema stitches together the classic story of Frankenstein with Mary Shelley’s own biography to create an added story about the beauty and horror of creation. Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, innovative sound, and live music to create immersive visual stories for stage and screen.

Artist Voices Join the artists for an on-stage tour and Q&A after the performance to learn more about the ensemble's creative process and collaborative approach.


Manual Cinema Workshop: A Class in Cinematic Shadow Puppetry

Sat. March 21, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Space is limited and registration is required.


Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $26
Adult: $32 UR Student: $10 Osher: $27
Senior (62+): $29 UR Employee: $27
Child (0-12): $16 Group (20+): $29

This engagement of Manual Cinema, Frankenstein, is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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