GENESIS: The Mary Shelley Play
By MARY HUMPHREY BALDRIDGE
AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL AUGUST 2019!
DIY in Co-Production with ACT THEATRE presents GENESIS….
We are very happy to announce that DIY Theatre in co production with Artists’ Collective Theatre Theatre has been invited to the August 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to perform “Genesis: The Mary Shelly Play”, by Mary Humphrey Baldridge. 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
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.
While DIY and ACT has been invited there is still a lot of work to do to get us there. We are looking for volunteers and donations! Please visit our FringeFunder website to learn how you can lend a hand!