Last chance to catch Shadow of the Vampire, Peter Muller's dramatic biography of actor Bela Lugosi, which premiered Jan. 30 and ends its scheduled run Feb. 14 at the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Thomas P. Cook directs.
Shadow of the Vampire is billed as an "intimate portrait of horror film star Lugosi." The play interweaves scenes from Dracula -- Lugosi's biggest film success -- and episodes from the actor's life.
Characters in the play include Lugosi's wife, Lillian, as well as the cult film director Ed Wood and various Hollywood notables.
Shadow of a Vampire was recently honored with a $25,000 prize from the 1997 Onassis International Cultural Competition of Theatrical Plays.
Starring in the show are Jens Martin Krummel (Lugosi), Linda Libby, Liz Jahren, Tony Cedeno (Ed Wood), Tom DeCillo's, Terry Weber, John Craven, John Forrest Ferguson, Carol Goans, Nick Bonnacker, Addie Brownlee, Jill Henderlight, Bobby Hutson, Kathy Kaplan, James Marvel and Robert Serrell. Designing the show are 25-year CBT veteran Robert Cothran (set), John Horner (lighting) and Tim Dial (costumes). After Vampire the mainstage will come Fiddler on the Roof, April 9, while the in-the-round, second-stage next door will open The Seagull Feb. 27.
The Clarence Brown Theatre is a professional company in residence at the University of Tennessee. For information, call (423) 974-2497.