Written by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston
Performed under special arrangement with Samuel French.
Directed by Kate Brophy
Friday, October 12 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 13| 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 14 | 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 19| 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 20 |7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 21 | 2:00 p.m.
About the Play:
Dracula closely follows the plot of the novel by Bram Stoker and chronicles Count Dracula’s journey to England, his stalking of two young women, and his pursuit by the heroines’ suitors and their associates. This version of the play was written in 1924 by Hamilton Deane and revised in 1927 by John L. Balderston. It was the first authorized adaptation of Stoker’s novel and has influenced many subsequent adaptations.
Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanitorium, has been attacked by some mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist, believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its victims. The vampire is at last found to be a certain Count Dracula, whose ghost is finally laid to rest in a striking and novel manner.