About the Show
WARNING: INCLUDES MATURE CONTENT
NO SHOW OCTOBER 14TH
In 1815 the volcano, Mount Tambora, erupted, causing severe climate abnormalities. In 1816 the poet Lord Byron rented a home in Switzerland and invited several poets, including Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley to summer with him. The climate changes caused an unbearably cold summer, so the poets holed up in the Villa Diodati and had a competition to write the scariest ghost story. Mary Shelley, having never written anything in her life, won by writing Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus. But what happened to the other ghost stories, and why weren’t they as good as Frankenstein? In a Treehouse of Horror style format, “You’re a Good Man, Mary Shelley” explores the five ghost stories that were garbage compared to Frankenstein, while also revealing the complex relationships the poets had with each other during “The Year Without a Summer”
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Susan Glynn, Director
Susan Glynn is a professional actress, comedian, writer, director and mermaid. She performs all over Chicago at many different comedy and theater venues often donning wigs and elaborate costume pieces. Susan is a graduate with a degree in Theatre Performance … Continue reading Susan Glynn
Maureen Monahan, Writer
Maureen Monahan is an improvisor and writer who has performed and trained at The Annoyance, iO, and The Second City Conservatory. She performs frequently with the independent sketch duo Spooky Dookie as well as with Velvet Nebula, a House Ensemble … Continue reading Maureen Monahan