Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Frankenstein’s Fate
Performed by The Lord Stirling Theater Company

WHEN: October 16-31; Friday, October 16 at 8:00PM, with additional performances on October 17 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, October 22 and 23 at 8:00PM, October 24 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, October 29 and 30 at 8:00PM, and a special Halloween matinee on October 31 at 2:00PM.
Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge
$15 general admission, or $10 for Farmstead members, seniors and children under 12.
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The Lord Stirling Theater Company will perform the 1823 gothic horror classic Frankenstein’s Fate in the English Barn Theater at the Farmstead Arts Center, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Richard Brinsley Peake's most famous play, Presumption; or, the Fate of Frankenstein, opened at the English Opera House in London on July 28, 1823, shortly after Mary Shelley’s novel was published. The script of the famous 1931 film starring Colin Clive and Boris Karloff was based on this play. This version has been adapted for The Lord Stirling Theater Company with original music by director William Ward of Basking Ridge, who also performs in the role of Dr. Frankenstein.

The cast of Frankenstein’s Fate further includes: Katie Shuster of Basking Ridge as Elizabeth Frankenstein, sister of Dr. Frankenstein; Jeff Forbes of Westfield as Clerval, Elizabeth’s fiancĂ©; Patrick Busch of Basking Ridge as Igor, servant to Dr. Frankenstein; Allan Gershenson of Linden as The Monster; Keri Lesnik of Basking Ridge as Madame Ninon, Igor’s wife; Peter Curley of Maplewood as DeLacey, a banished blind gentleman; Emily Miller of Bloomingdale as Agatha DeLacey; Bram Akcay of Bloomfield as Felix DeLacey; Jessica Pendleton of East Orange as Amirah, an Arabian dancer; Michael Zimmerman of Somerville as Maria, a gypsy; Matt Cotton of Sparta as Petalo, the Gypsy King; Ed McCarty of Bridgewater as Sabinov, a gypsy; Mark DeCamara of Basking Ridge as a Guide; and Daniel Michael of Green Village, Veronica Sokira and David Krolak of Basking Ridge, and Victoria DeLaHoz of East Brunswick as gypsies and peasants.

This production kicks off The Lord Stirling Theater Company’s second season at the Farmstead Arts Center, following their successful inaugural 2014-2015 season, which included The Tempest this past May and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in the autumn of 2014. A dynamic new community of creative artists based in Basking Ridge, the group is committed to presenting innovative theater for diverse audiences, through readings and full productions of classical theater and new works, as well as exploring the American experience through compelling productions that illuminate and celebrate our history, culture and literature. The theater group fosters the next generation of theater artists and audiences by providing unique hands-on educational programming and training in all aspects of theater production.

The English Barn Theater is wheelchair accessible. Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services please send an e-mail to in advance.

Funds for these events have been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant administered by The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission