Sacramento, CA 95814
This production hews much more closely to Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel than most, forsaking the big, green, bolty monster for a stitched-together man with a gentler heart and soul. Beautiful sets and costumes—and creepy, period-correct music—work well with a strong cast, but it still needs a shot of something—adrenaline? Lightning?—to make it truly classic. W 6:30pm; Th 12:30pm & 6:30pm; F 8pm; Sa 2pm & 8pm; Su 2pm. Through 10/30. $15-$38. Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H Street; (916) 443-6722; www.sactheatre.org.