One hundred and twenty five years after its publication, Dracula has continued to thrill and be interpreted by every generation in turn. And now, in the New England premiere of a bold new adaptation, award-winning playwright-actor Kate Hamill sinks her teeth into the sexism in Bram Stoker’s classic.
The result is a fun, fearless ride when the Count meets his match – and the #MeToo movement – in a fast-paced, theatrical tour de force.
One of the most-produced playwrights in America for 3 years running, Hamill has been deliberate about creating feminist, female-centered classics – whether in new stories or adaptations of such works as Emma, Sense & Sensibility, Little Women and The Scarlet Letter.
Running Sept. 30-Oct. 30, 2022, Dracula is directed for The Umbrella Stage Company by Michelle Aguillon, with Scenic Design by Melody Hsu, Costumes by Anna Silva, and Lighting Design by SeifAllah Salotto-Cristobal. It features Dominic Carter*, Gabrielle Hatcher, Maria Hendricks, Bowen Huang, Sara Jones, Joseph Jude, Lisa San Pascual*, Em Sheeran and Dustin Teuber.
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