"Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!" —Bram Stoker, Dracula
Cast: 4M, 1W, plus ensemble of 6-10 men and women playing multiple roles
Sets: Multiple sets including Dracula's castle, a shipwreck, an asylum, a bedroom, and a mausoleum. In the original, most of these were created with shadows
Recommended for: high schools, colleges, general audiences
This new version of Bram’s Stoker’s original gothic thriller opens up the story and makes this bloodletting tale more sweeping. Using imaginative shadows and scenery, audiences journey to Dracula’s Transylvanian castle to a ghostly shipwreck on England’s shore, to Dr. Seward’s famed insane asylum, and finally to the grand finale in a pre-dawn visit to a lover’s mausoleum. Though closely following the original story, Dracula, King of Vampires raises the stakes with Dracula not only lusting for blood but lusting after world domination as well.