Lily Valentine Productions presents

disconnected: a frankenstein musical

by Gayle Towell & Chris Rentzel

Based on the book, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Book by Gayle Towell

Music & Lyrics by Chris Rentzel

FESTIVAL DATES: Jan 27 @ 2pm; Jan 29 @ 7:30pm; Feb 3 @ 2pm

VENUE: ReSound NW, 1532 SW Jefferson St., Portland OR 97201



Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is reimagined as a dark, passionate musical within a nostalgic gothic realm of late 1990s Oregon, complete with anticipation of the approaching year 2000, booming technology, and unrequited love. Vicky is a promising neuroscience graduate student whose pursuit of a new invention leads her down a dark path after her friend is in a serious accident. Performed by a talented cast of actors and singers who were carefully selected and rehearsed for this project, original music and lyrics by Chris Rentzel are complemented by the writings of Gayle Towell. Afterward, we encourage written feedback for the purpose of helping us tighten the story and propelling us to a staged reading of the full musical at next year’s festival. Fertile Ground audiences are invited to be a part of the process as act 1 of this musical-in-progress is presented as a reading (with songs). Runtime approximately 75 minutes.