The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Monsters

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      On October 6 and 7, Miscellaneous Productions presents Monsters at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street).

      Performed entirely by youth, Monsters explores how and why a community creates and serves a monster, how collusion functions, and how people are often attracted to individuals with loud, brash, forceful, or aggressive personalities but are unaware of how damaging they can be.

      Loosely based on Mary Shelley's classic horror novel Frankenstein, the play has a strong antibullying, antiviolence, and antiracism message designed for young audiences aged 12 and older. Other influences include Maurice Sendak, the Brothers Grimm, and folktales from around the world.

      Monsters will also reference the large body of visual, historical, and literary research that director Elaine Carol undertook in 2015 in Belgium, Catalonia, and France.

      Tickets for Monsters are $15 (plus service charges and fees) and are available online.