SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY – Just in time for Halloween 2010, the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop serves up a dark and scary presentation of “Dracula” adapted for the stage by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston.
In this modern retelling of the classic tale, Dr. Seward (Ken Tschan) runs an English sanatorium in Purley, England in the 1920s. His daughter, Lucy (Jill Carroll) has come down with a mysterious illness, and world-famous scientist, Abraham VanHelsing (Sal Polichetti), determines that the girl is the victim of a vampire.
Not coincidentally, a new neighbor, Count Dracula (Matt Meinsen) has recently taken up residence nearby.
Matt Meinsen also serves as director, with Stage Manager Nancy Briggs-Talarico, Technical Director Jim Schmidt, Costume Designer Ed Berens, Makeup Designer Melissa McTague and Ann Finneran and Set Designers Matt Meinsen and Harold Tighe.
The set, most of the costumes and even the makeup are black and white and grey. And the set is a marvel of design and execution in its transformation.
Eerie effects including smoke and fog, and complete darkness permeate the production. There are also scenes of sensuality and violence. Parental discretion is advised.
“Dracula” takes place at the Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Main Street (Route 42), South Fallsburg, NY.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+) and $7 for students with a valid student ID. Friday night special: set your own price and pay what you can. Advance ticket sales available online @ www.ShowTix4U.com or tickets will be available at the box office one hour prior to curtain for each performance.
“Dracula” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. For additional information, phone (845) 436-5336 or visit www.scdw.net
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