This silkscreen poster was for a theatrical production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The play was produced by the Flying Machine for the stage at Soho Rep. Theater. It was one of the best, most elaborate plays I have ever seen.
Paul Sahre had been doing posters and branding for Soho Rep. for a few years and was looking for collaborators to help work on marketing for productions. He dubbed this production of Frankenstein as "Frankencraker" which was a combination of Frankenstein and The Nutcracker. They did not want a cartoon version of frankenstein on their posters. It gave me the idea to create a Frankenstein out of the classic Nutcracker.
I found a Nutcracker figure at Macy's and modified it to be a Frankenstein. Then I based the marketing post card and the poster on this figure.