It's a visit from St. Nicholas, but not the one children dream of at Christmas. Conor McPherson's St. Nicholas is the story of a man taken in by vampires who use him to fulfill their desires. Dallas' Undermain Theatre stages the one man drama, running March 14-April 7. McPherson's St. Nicholas is the tale of a cantankerous middle-aged theatre critic whose attraction to a beautiful and strange actress seduces him into the world of vampires. Soon enough, he finds himself living with a coven of the creatures, acting as a sort of pimp for their bloody needs, while finding himself addicted to the self confidence they've given him.
Bruce DuBose stars. DuBose took the title role in Undermain's Macbeth and has performed with the Dallas Theatre Center and the Dallas Shakespeare Festival.
Theatre Quorum artistic director Carl Savering directs. Recent credits include Serenading Louie and Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Turn of the Screw.
Appropriate to an Irish playwright, St. Nicholas opens on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Tickets are $10-$15. The Undermain Theatre is located at 3200 Main Street. For reservations, call (214) 747-5515. The Undermain Theatre is located at http://www.undermain.com.
— By Christine Ehren