Kate Hamill's Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Tragedy completes its regional premiere at Louisville, Kentucky's Bingham Theatre September 18. Performances for the play from Actors Theatre of Louisville began September 9.
Local talent leads the cast, including Lipica Shah as Mina Harker, LaShondra Hood as Doctor Van Helsing, Nick Jordan as Dracula, Dara Jade Tiller as Marilla, Alanna Darby as Drusilla, Mark Mozingo as Doctor George Seward, Brittany "BeeBee" Patillo as Lucy Westenra, Justin Jackson as Jonathan Harker, and Abigail Bailey Maupin as Renfield.
Loosely based on the classic Bram Stoker novel, the adaptation is described as "a gleeful stake through the heart of the patriarchy." Hamill's re-imagined take on the vampire story made its world premiere in New York in 2020. Jennifer Pennington directs the Kentucky run.
The creative team is rounded out by movement, fight, and intimacy director David Anzuelo; voice and dialect coach Joy Lanceta Coronel; dramaturg Miss Hazel Jade; scenic and props designer Katelin Ashcraft; costume designer Anna Jenny; lighting designer Dani Clifford; sound designer Paul Doyle; and media designer Philip Allgeier.
Shaina Pierce serves as production stage manager, Ashley Hall as assistant stage manager, Paul Werner as director of production and operations, Alexia Hall as technical director, Emily Tarquin as casting director, and Kavin Moore as associate casting director.