Fort Mason Center, Building D, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, California 94123

Call it Orson Welles' “War of the Worlds” meets YouTube. On October 31 at 5:00pm ( West Coast Time), Halloween, a World Premiere podcast called “The Creature” will take to the airwaves, ah - the web -- at

Black Box Theatre Company, a non-traditional and often web-based theatrical troupe based in San Francisco, presents The Creature: a live-recording and theatrical podcast. The Creature will be taped before a live studio audience at San Francisco's Magic Theatre (Fort Mason Center, Building D, Laguna at Marina Blvd.) on Monday, October 30 at 8pm.

This one-night-only, live, concert-reading and digital recording of a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein will then be podcast the next day, Halloween.

Local acting treasure James Carpenter will portray the title character, Frankenstein’s Creature in this new re-imagining of Shelley’s master work. Other cast members include Andrew Hurteau as Captain Walton and Paul Silverman as Victor Frankenstein.

Founded by Trevor Allen, Black Box Theatre Company received a “Best of the San Francisco Fringe Festival Award” in 2000 for Chain Reactions, a fugue-like performance inside the Morrison Planetarium at The California Academy of Sciences. Black Box Theatre Company was also responsible for co-producing the Bay Area Shakespeare Marathon in 2000 where all of Shakespeare’s plays were presented by 36 theatre companies in 10 days to raise funds for Theatre Bay Area’s Mary Mason Memorial Lemonade Fund for critically ill theatre workers.

Admission to the October 30th podcast taping is free but reservations are required due to limited seating.

For more information and to reserve seats, visit or call (415) 731-4922.

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Added by ericsf7 on October 25, 2006

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