Miserable Creatures

  • Oct 21 - Nov 5, 2022
  • South Park Theater

    Corner of Brownsville Road & Corrigan Drive
    South Park, Pennsylvania 15129
Ticket Price $20.00 This event is now over

In a bleak city, in a nebulous time, Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant doctor whose pursuit is cutting-edge neurological studies, develops a brain modification device he dubs “Prometheus,” for a prestigious institute. But, when it’s discovered he’s been conducting unauthorized human trials in his apparent ambition to realize the full potential of his machine, his program is suspended.

Soon after, while sharing a celebratory evening out with his best friend, Victor’s younger brother, William, an equally brilliant, and extremely kindhearted young student, runs afoul of a volatile thug, named Felix De Lacey, who beats William within an inch of his life, leaving him a battered husk, and destroying his formerly bright future. In a fitting twist of fate, while in police custody, Felix is also beaten nearly to death by sadistic corrections officers.

Victor, crushed under the weight of his inconsolable despair, enlists help in the acquisition Felix’s broken body, before undertaking a mad endeavor to use “Prometheus” to overwrite Felix’s brain with William’s intellect and memories.

A fateful lightning strike during the procedure, however, sets the stage for heartbreak and calamity, as Felix rises once more, his consciousness not erased, but cohabiting with that of his last victim. Victor is then left to watch the bloody consequences of his reckless decisions, as those around him fall at the hands of his creation.

A combination of grim neo-noir and Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol, “Miserable Creatures” will be a living graphic novel—a dark and visceral exploration of how hubris and ambition can blind one to the ethical ramifications of one’s own actions—until it’s too late.

Date & Time

Oct 21 - Nov 5, 2022

Venue Details

South Park Theater

Corner of Brownsville Road & Corrigan Drive
South Park, Pennsylvania 15129 South Park Theater
The Rage of the Stage Players

The Rage of the Stage Players are an educational collective of artists from various disciplines, whose mission it is to entertain mature audiences by presenting original works of an alternative nature (black comedy, fantasy, horror, etc.) and reimagining established works in uniquely conceptualized ways.

The Rage of the Stage Players extend the opportunity to anyone in the community, 18 years of age or older, who wishes to apply an artistic skill in a theatrical setting.

We strive to satisfy darker tastes in art and have thus developed a fan base composed of those who seek it. To that end, The Rage of the Stage Players welcome any support in our endeavor to keep such entertainment alive.