Today’s podcast features Josh Hitchens, a well too familiar guest of REP RADIO. He’s here to talk about the one-man production of Frankenstein, a site-specific event where the College of Physicians of Philadelphia plays host! This tale of horror and the Mütter Museum are a perfect match! Stay Tuned!
A strange and terrifying story will be confessed to the brave few who risk an evening with a mysterious, tortured creature and its famed creator. Views of the Museum Gallery and the rarely seen Mitchell Ballroom will transport audience members as they accompany host Josh Hitchens in his many forms throughout this site-specific production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Robert D. Hicks, PhD (Director of the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library, and the William Maul Measey Chair for the History of Medicine) will delight curious participants with his elucidation of the science of electromagnetism. His insights will be delivered through the spectacle of illuminated projection! Join us for this exclusive tour of sights and scenes you’ve read of, but never expect to see.
Josh Hitchens is a Philadelphia-based director, actor, and playwright specializing in classic and contemporary tales of horror. Since 2011 he has performed one man shows including Stoker’s Dracula, A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Hitchens is a current resident director at BrainSpunkand Creative Director of the Victorian Theatre program at the historic Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion.