October 12 - 31, 2012
adapted by William McNulty
originally dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston
from Bram Stoker's world-famous novel, Dracula
directed by JoBeth Cruz
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 at last laid to rest in a striking and novel manner. The play is intended for all who love thrills in the theater.
"The universality and palatability are the play's strength...undeniably entertaining and exhilarating." -Louisville Eccentric Observer
"There are enough scary moments to keep even jaded grownups on the edge of their seats. ...A spine-tingling winner." -CurtainUp
"Blood-curdling entertainment." -Courier-Journal
Special Halloween Event!
Costume Party & Dracula Performance
Get your fright on and join us October 31 at 6:30pmthe party starts. Enjoy ghoulish food & ghastly spirits prior to the performance of Dracula at 8pm.
- Robert Renfield - Dan Matern
- Mina Grant - Lindsey Elderkin
- Monster - Jim West
- Margaret Sullivan - Daena Sisk
- Abram Von Helsing - Earle Howe
- Dr. Thomas Seward - Adam Woolever
- Count Dracula - Matt McCann
- The Child - Ione and Paloma Calvin, alternating
- Norbert Briggs - Tom O'Neill
- Lucy Westphal - Kyrie Anderson
- Jonathan Harker - Martin Weisenbacher
The Playwright: William McNulty
William McNulty is a Resident Artist at Actors Theatre of Louisville where he has acted and directed since 1976. He has worked at numerous theaters throughout the country, including the Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, and the Public Theater in New York City. Having acted in and directed other stage versions of Dracula, he felt a new adaptation might be in order. As a result, his career as a published playwright begins with this script. He currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky with his charming and beautiful wife, Diane.