“The thing I thought could be new, that I thought I could add new to the story, was about a man who begins to divide himself in the same way as a country divides itself… I like the idea of mutinous body parts, of a body coming apart at the seams."An early play by Clive Barker, Frankenstein in Love, or The Life of Death, is a wild mix of political allegory and weird romance set in a fictional Latin American country. Dr. Frankenstein is a state-supported torturer experimenting on the downtrodden citizens, and his Monster, El Loco The Bogeyman, is a rebel leader. A doomed love triangle is established when both men fall in love with the ever-morphing Veronique, Frankenstein’s ultimate creation.
- Clive Barker
Read a review of a 2004 version produced at the Vortex Theater in Albuquerque.