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The University of Dallas Drama Department presents Fall 2022 Senior Studios, “Pariah” by August Strindberg, translated by Edwin Bjorkman, directed by Jack Urbanski and “Monstrous Birth,” a retelling of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” written and directed by Lynley Glickler. 

“Pariah” is a suspenseful philosophical drama by August Strindberg, directed by Jack Urbanski. Eoin McKnight is playing the role of Mr. X., an archaeologist devoted to his work and the line of logical ethics that his profession requires. Braden Barber is playing Mr. Y., a mysterious, taciturn traveler who wants to make a name for himself in the scientific community to cover up his past.

Ben Thomas takes the stage as the obsessive scientist Victor Frankenstein. Joining him are Rose Urbanski as Ida Freund and Grace Burleigh as his colleague Henry Clerval. Kate Pioch is Elizabeth Lavenza, Victor’s childhood friend, and Lucy Gallagher is Clara Knox, his first love. Mary Faith Ulery is Justine Moritz, Clara and Elizabeth’s Romantic and Radical companion. Rounding out the cast are Benjie Bledsoe as Frankenstein’s mentor Dr. Robert Knox, Joseph Fournier as Frankenstein’s volatile father Edmund, and Sarah Rondeau as Mary, his mother. Camila Rodriguez rounds out the cast in various roles.

Performances begin Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Drama Building at the University of Dallas. A Matinee show will take place on Dec. 3. “Pariah” will perform at 7 p.m. and “Monstrous Birth” at 8 p.m.

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