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Phil Nichols' Frankenstein Stage Play Gets a New Lead Actor

The Houston Country Playhouse's production of Frankenstein helmed by Phil Nichols is gearing up for its October 12th start, and we just got word that a new lead actor is stepping into the pivotal role of Victor Frankenstein.

Nichols told us, "We’re in the home stretch on Frankenstein. Unfortunately, Sam Martinez left the production for personal reasons, but a fresh young actor named Louis Crespo, Jr., is taking over the part of Victor Frankenstein." Phil sent over a gallery's worth of stills featuring Crespo, which you can see below.

Synopsis:

FX master and director Phil Nichols’ (Groundead, Renfield: The Un-Dead, Boggy Creek 2010, Psychic Experiment, Reel FX make-up kits) take on this production of Frankenstein by Victor Gialanella from the novel by Mary Shelley is "high Hammer horror style". Nichols says, “We’re pulling out all the stops to homage the Peter Cushing Frankenstein films, drawing inspiration from Evil of
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Promo Video, New Poster, and Image Gallery for Phil Nichols' Frankenstein Stage Play

A new stage production of Frankenstein is heading to Houston's Country Playhouse this October 12-27, and director Phil Nichols sent over a big batch of goodies to help whet the appetites of any Texans who might be interested in attending.

Phil tells us that rehearsals have begun, and along with testing the make-up, he recently shot the pre-production promo video you'll see below.

From the Press Release:

FX master and director Phil Nichols’ (Groundead, Renfield: The Un-Dead, Boggy Creek 2010, Psychic Experiment, Reel FX make-up kits) take on this production of Frankenstein by Victor Gialanella from the novel by Mary Shelley is "high Hammer horror style". Nichols says, “We’re pulling out all the stops to homage the Peter Cushing Frankenstein films, drawing inspiration from Evil of Frankenstein and Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell especially.”

Sam Martinez (Willard Caine in Renfield: The Un-Dead) is playing Baron Victor Frankenstein. Melissa L. Nichols
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