Selected scenes from the Guthrie Theater‘s "Frankenstein — Playing with Fire," will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Mayo Clinic.

The play is the season-opener at the Guthrie. It imagines a meeting between a dying Victor Frankenstein and his creation in the Arctic Circle. Events from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated.

The scenes from the play will include comments by Guthrie artists and discussion with the audience.

The performance is in Geffen Auditorium of the Gonda Building. Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations are required at:

— A second Mayo-Guthrie event related to "Frankenstein" will be held Oct. 13 at the Guthrie in Minneapolis. A panel discussion featuring three Mayo specialists will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Topics presented in the play, from neurology and bioethics to the concept of "otherness," will be discussed.

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The discussion is open to patrons attending either the matinee or evening performance of the play. A 20-percent discount on play tickets is available with the code "Mayo" at guthrietheater.orgor 612-377-2224.