Bram Stoker’s gothic classic Dracula will receive a modern update from Hunger & Thirst Theatre this Halloween. A new adaptation that finds the Count in modern-day America will run October 14-29 at the Gene Frankel Theatre. An official opening has been set for October 16.
The new adaptation is written by Hunger & Thirst artistic director Patricia Lynn and directed by Geordie Broadwater.
Here’s how the new take is billed: “Curious about how far humanity has progressed, the Count ventures to America in hopes of expanding his territory and conquering the modern-day female. Using their wits, whatever courage they have left, and of course, their smartphones, a band of friends do their best to take down the Master himself, learning along the way about the monsters in all of us, as well as the ‘blood is the life, the blood is the life, the blood is the life.’”
Tom Schwans stars in the title role, with a cast that also includes Katie Consamus, Lynnette R. Freeman, Elise Hudson, Jordan Kaplan, Lauren Lubow, Patricia Lynn and Jordan Reeves.
The production has scenic design by Jonathan Cottle, costume design by Caroline Berti, lighting design by Remy M. Leelike and sound design by Randall Benichak. The dialect coach is Lizzie King-Hall, and the fight choreographer is Jordan Reeves. Heather Olmstead is the production stage manager.
Tickets, priced $18, can be purchased here. The Gene Frankel Theater is located at 24 Bond Street at Lafayette in the East Village.