Theatre 68 Presents Dracula

CLASSIC YET CONTEMPORARY ADAPTION OF BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA

WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE: SEXY, DRAMATIC & HAUNTING

Premiering Friday, September 25 at 8:00PM
Theatre 68 @ No Ho Arts Center Theatre

Opening September 25th and running through November 1st, 2015

Los Angeles - (August 26, 2015) - Ronnie Marmo is proud to produce the New York smash Halloween horror, “DRACULA” - Adapted of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel, by Jayce Johnson, after a highly successful 2014 run in New York City.  Delving into the depths of women’s suffrage and the violent culture that oppressed them, the Los Angeles production will also be directed by Sophia Watt, for the LA Premiere of this adaption.  Opening at Theatre 68 @ NoHo Arts Center on September 25th, 2015. 

ABOUT DRACULA
A 19th Century Drama that struggles with madness, sexuality, and power will explode onto the LA stage in this new bloody, sexy and horror-filled adaption of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire Dracula novel.  Renfield fights for her sexual freedom, Lucy struggles against her mother’s expectations and her own growing hysteria, and Mina Murray is left standing alone in the wreckage of the 19th century facing the man offering her both liberation and death. 

MORE ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION
Though the magnetism of Bram Stoker’s titular vampire is undeniable, what struck us most upon revisiting the story was the profound fear of female power and sexuality at the heart of it.  Dracula was written at a time when the emergence of the New Woman and women’s suffrage was threatening to erode the strictly enforced gender roles of the age.  Sadly, in a time and place where these practices are often thought of as antiquated and Victorian, restrictive notions of femininity are still very present in our society.  The denial of reproductive rights, the Madonna-whore paradigm, rape culture, the violence inflicted on women in modern media, and the impossible beauty standards and body-shaming we impose on young women; these are all ways our society continues to control female bodies and the opportunities permitted to women.  What Dracula does is lay these bear and expose the undying horrors that continue to haunt us. 

THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Jayce Johnson - Playwright (Adapted from Original Bram Stocker’s Dracula)
Sophia Watt - Director
Ronnie Marmo - Producer
Haunted Ghost - Composer and Sound Design
Danny Cistone - Set Design
Sophia Watt - Costume Design
Paul McGee - Lighting Designer
Emily Juliani - Stage Manager

THE CAST
Robert Homer Mollohan “Dracula”
David Caprita “Van Helsing”
Jordan Wall “Jonathan”
Rachel Zink “Mina”
Ariel Hart “Lucy”
Diego Maureira “Arthur”
Kenneth James “Quincey”
Perry Smith “Mrs. Westenra”
Kristin Lemer “Renfield”
Jude Evans “Dr. Seward”
Anna Yosin “Succubi”
Isabel Wagner “Succubi”
Kara Gibson “Succubi”
Caroline Henry “Succubi”

DRACULA - For additional show & cast information go to: www.plays411.com/dracula
Venue:  Theatre 68 @ NoHo Arts Center - 11136 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
Opening September 25, 2015 - Performances are Friday and Saturday 8PM and Sunday 7PM
General admission: $25.00 (Preview Thurs, Sept. 24th - $12.50 - Half-off, use Promo 008)
Running Time:  90 minutes (There will be a brief intermission) Tel. (323) 960-5068