After 22 year-old writer Carly Bryann Young worked as an assistant director on the recent ‘Anton in Showbusiness’ at the Newport Performing Arts Center, she felt ready to take on the challenge of bringing one of her original scripts to the stage. Her original play, ‘Mary Shelley: Frankenstein Unbound’, will be presented at the Alice Silverman Theatre until the 24th, starring her 20 year-old sister Audrey Bryann Young as the title role of Mary Shelley, and a cast of local talent: Alex Gregory Robbins as the ghostly narrator John Polidori, Mick Mugnai as the larger-than-life Lord Byron, Grant Burns as the tragic husband Percy Shelley, and Paige Schindler as the lovelorn Claire Clairmont.
‘Mary Shelley: Frankenstein Unbound’ is the real-life story of melancholy teenage writing prodigy Mary, who runs away with her lover, radical poet and science enthusiast Percy Shelley, and Mary’s naive aspiring-starlet stepsister Claire tags along, leading them to the retreat of her idol, bad-boy celebrity writer Lord Byron. Together, they form a group of intellectuals who call themselves ‘The Elect’. When Byron issues a challenge to write a frightening story, Mary weaves their personalities, and her own tragic experiences, into a literary patchwork. But her creation also foreshadows things to come, for the very people who have given her inspiration will become sources of heartbreak…and tragedy.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.coastarts.com or call 541-265-2787. Keep up to date about the Young sisters by checking www.palladinestudios.com.