It’s ALIVE! Frankenstein resurrected from Library archives

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The Silhouette published this review of Frankenstein, co-written by Dave and Ian Thomas, and first performed at McMaster in 1971. The playbill, score and lyrics were among the materials recently donated to the McMaster Library by Ian Thomas.

Dave Thomas (left) as "Dr. Frankenstein," Eugene Levy (right) as "Igor"  during rehearsals.


1971. The Pentagon Papers have just been released, “All in the Family” makes its television debut, Tom Jones' "She's a Lady" tops the charts and Frankenstein comes to McMaster.

Co-written by famed Canadian actor and McMaster alumnus Dave Thomas and his brother, award-winning musician Ian Thomas, who composed the score, Frankenstein made its theatrical debut at McMaster’s Robinson Theater in March of 1971.

In addition to Dave and Ian Thomas, the production involved a who’s who of Canadian comic talent including Eugene Levy and Martin Short.

Ian Thomas recently donated his archives to the McMaster Library which included the script and score of Frankenstein.

More than 40 years after Frankenstein premiered, we asked Dave and Ian Thomas to share their memories of the production. Read full story on the Daily News.