Alejandro Camacho will star as Count Vlad de Dracul in a new staging of Dracula, scheduled to open summer 1998 in Mexico City. The theatre where the show will play has not been announced yet.
This new staging of Dracula will be based on the original Bram Stoker's novella, unlike the previous Mexican productions which were based on the 1924 play by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston. According to Giselle Gonzalez, a spokesperson from the production, this version of Dracula will have also erotic content, marking a difference with the previous stage adaptations from the famous horror novella.
The only actor confirmed in the cast besides Camacho is Ignacio Lopez Tarso (Moon Over Buffalo, Harvey), although we hear rumors that Monika Sanchez (Bajo las Sabanas) may play the role of Mina. The director will be Eduardo Ruiz Savinon.
Designing Dracula will be Arturo Nava (sets), Dhyan Pritamo (costumes) and Fernando Mora (make-up).
Antonio Calvo, who created the visual effects for the hit musical Houdini, The Magic of Love will design spectacular special effects for Dracula, which will be produced by Alejandro Camacho and Rebecca Jones. The complete cast and theatre for this exciting new production of Dracula will be announced shortly.
--By Claudio Carrera