The Mechanical

by Michael McGuigan

directed by Michael McGuigan

Captain Walton (Joshua Wynter), Mary Shelley (Meghan Frank), and the head of the automaton. Photo by Bond Street Theatre 

The Mechanical transplants the Monster from Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein into the true story of a chess-playing automaton built in 1770 by von Kempelen of the Austria-Hungary court. It was an illusion of ingenious design which played and defeated Napoleon, Ben Franklin and Beethoven. The Mechanical uses multi-media and physical agility to explore creation, artistic intent, social responsibility, perception and mystery.

Performances: 

 4/23/2009 at 8:00pm
 4/24/2009 at 8:00pm
 4/25/2009 at 8:00pm
 4/26/2009 at 3:00pm
 4/30/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/1/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/2/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/3/2009 at 3:00pm
 5/7/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/8/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/9/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/10/2009 at 3:00pm

Theatre/Venue Theater for the New City 

155 First Avenue   New York

Phone Number for Reservations (212) 254-1109 
Website for reservations www.theaterforthenewcity.net  
Running time 1hr. 40min. 

 

Producing Organization: Bond Street Theatre  
Website www.bondst.org  
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