Know Theatre's 'Mary’s Monster' Features Hauntings. Gothic Horror and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Author of 'Frankenstein'

The SecondStage production plays off of the mainstage "Fear Itself" theme

click to enlarge Maggie Lou Rader as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Photo: Provided
Photo: Provided
Maggie Lou Rader as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Know Taheatre’s current season is themed “Fear Itself” and a lot of that action is taking place on the mainstage with productions that tackle werewolves, Victorian lady detectives, dark comedy and ghostly lighthouse occupants.

But the frights continue downstairs at the SecondStage cabaret with this world premiere of Mary’s Monster, written and performed by local actress Maggie Lou Rader.

According to a release, “On a dark night near the end of her life, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrestles with ghosts: her dead children, her family, her famous husband Percy, her mother, and Frankenstein, her most famous creation.” It’s an examination of Gothic horror, female authors and how to make peace with death.

Through Sept. 23. $15; $25 “Living Wage” tickets. Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson St., Over-the-Rhine, knowtheatre.com