Thursday, October 22, 2020

Safely scary: COUNT DRACULA FLIES AGAIN, a Radio Play on Zoom, October 29-31


WHEN: October 29-31. The show will be performed live on Zoom Thursday and Friday and streamed twice on Saturday for Halloween.
TICKETS are $15 each suggested donation—all proceeds benefit The Theater Project—please pay what you can. (Note: $2.20 processing & credit card fees apply at time of reservation.

In one form or another, DRACULA has fascinated audiences for generations, as a novel, a play, and too many movies about the Count to count.

With so many holiday traditions interrupted this year, The Theater Project is offering some comfort food on the Zoom platform: DRACULA, THE RADIO PLAY, as it might have been performed in the Lux Radio Theater in 1932. Eight actors and one extremely overworked sound technician—all that thunder and wolf howling!—prepare for the big radio broadcast of the classic vampire story around the time of the original film’s depression era premiere. Audiences enjoy the thrills and chills of the vampire legend in the safety of their own homes, minus all the bloody visual effects of some of the recent film adaptations.

 “It’s a tongue-in-cheek treatment,” says Mark Spina, the show’s director. “We wanted to play with the styles of old-time movies, radio, and horror films, which were scary but not too scary to bring the kids. They often included a lot of humor, which we’ve done here.” 

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