Hideous Progeny

It was a dark and stormy night when Lord Byron challenges Mary Godwin (not yet Shelley) to write a ghost story that will make her immortal. Witty, salacious, and often melodramatic—we are talking about the Romantics, after all—Hideous Progeny takes these larger than life figures and depicts them as the teenagers they were; overeducated, egotistical and convinced they will change the world despite how little they know about it.
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Hideous Progeny

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  • Jess Hutchinson:
    10 Jul. 2015
    I adore this play. It's whip-smart, hilarious, moving, and humanizes these great writers, revealing that they are just like us: trying to find their place and love in a challenging time. This is an especially great play for college-age actors, full of great opportunities for both historical research and personal character-building discovery.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    LiveWire Theatre Companny
    ,
    2008

Production History

  • University
    ,
    North Park College
    ,
    2010
  • Professional
    ,
    Holland Productions
    ,
    2010
  • Professional
    ,
    LiveWire Theatre
    ,
    2009