written by Bram Stocker, adapted by Robert Pike & Kerry McGee
Listen to them - the children of the night. What music they make. You dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter.
Experience this nightmarish achievement of storytelling as it drags you through the memorandum, newspaper clippings, and diary pages of a frantic vampire hunt. With faithful adherence to Stoker’s text, immersive staging, and chilling, terrifying (and of course silly) performances, we bring the audience into the heart of Dracula’s conflict: the intersection of predator and prey.
Dracula is the second installment in our Classics-in-Action Series, and like its predecessor, A Midnight Dreary, the story of Dracula will be specifically tailored to each performance space, and is best enjoyed with our custom drink pairing in hand. Bring Your Own Garlic.
Show contains some scary content, but is appropriate for all ages. Running time is approximately an hour.
September 15 & 16, 2017 at The Shed in NE, Washington DC
October 14, 2017 at Otis Street Arts Project, Mt Rainier, MD
October 2, 2017 at SPECTRE Arts in Durham, NC
October 26, 2017 at The South East Public Library, Washington DC
October 30, 2017 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington DC
Nov 1-10, 2018 at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington DC
"A high-touch, sophisticated event, a condensed Dracula with wit and dramatic tension, which is literary, intellectual, challenging and innovative, and sometimes, extremely funny." - DC Metro Theater Arts
"This is fierce. This is thrilling. This is a racing pulsating heartbeat of vampires the likes of which have yet to be experienced on stage. This is the <silver> bullet of Bram Stoker’s spooky unholy, undead living legend." - Theatre Bloom
"The ensemble lurks in the shadows, awaiting their turns, while performing bits of trickery with shadow puppets and flashlights, much to the delight of the audience." - DC Theatre Scene
Kerry McGee (devising, costumes, cocktails, props, script)
Jon Reynolds (devising, set, lights, props)
Meg Lowey (devising, music)
Keith Hock (dramaturg)
Grant Cloyd (devising)
Robert Pike (devising, script)
Photos by Mark Williams Hoelscher
and Sam Reilly