By Sarah Tobol

In October 2010 Brooklyn-based theater company Rabbit Hole Ensemble presented The Tragic Story of Doctor Frankenstein as part of a year-long exploration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Now the company has returned with its second installment, Doctor Frankenstein’s Magical Creature, telling the tale from the monster’s point of view.

In both of these productions, writer Stanton Wood takes Shelley’s plot — Doctor Victor Frankenstein creates a monster then rejects it, causing it to destroy his life — and reinterprets it, portraying both doctor and creation as women. Victor becomes Victoria; the monster becomes The Child.

Emily Hartford, who played the fantastically grotesque and creepy child in the first production,
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