F-Sa 8pm, Su 2pm. Through 11/19. $17-$22. Chautauqua Playhouse, La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road in Carmichael; (916) 489-7529;

Rated 3.0

Playwright Jerry R. Montoya’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s horror story gets a supremely satisfying production here featuring a talented cast not that much older than the author (she was just 18 when she started the tale) and her compatriots when they challenged themselves to create the best monster story ever.