Dracula and Frankenstein

Two New Adaptations in Repertory January 16– March 8, 2020
at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater

DRACULA

BY KATE HAMILL
Based on the Novel by Bram Stoker
DIRECTED BY SARNA LAPINE

FRANKENSTEIN

BY TRISTAN BERNAYS
Based on the Novel by Mary Shelley
DIRECTED BY TIMOTHY DOUGLAS

In winter of 2020, a thrilling new repertory cycle at CSC brings to life two legendary Gothic nightmares, Dracula and Frankenstein. Widely known as a pair of macabre fantasies about blood-sucking vampires and man-made monsters, these chilling stories more truly scratch at the fundamental human fears of love and betrayal, while exposing the even truer horrors of basic human nature.

 

About the plays

Both terrifying and riotous, Kate Hamill’s Dracula confronts the sexism in Bram Stoker’s original work and subjugates it as a smart and disquieting feminist revenge fantasy. Kate’s signature style and postmodern wit upends this familiar tale of Victorian vampires and drives a stake through the heart of toxic masculinity.

Run Time: 2 hours and 2 minutes with one 10 minute intermission

Please note: The production of Dracula contains strobe-like lighting effects and haze.

 

Tristan BernaysFrankenstein is an electrifying metaphysical adaptation strongly rooted in the tradition of theatrical storytelling. Athletically performed by only two actors, this exhilarating retelling of Mary Shelley’s beloved novel boldly explores the creation myth while dissecting some of the most frightening aspects of the human psyche.

Run Time: 80 minutes with no intermission.

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More Information

Classic Perspectives

About the Playwrights

A Guide to Repertory Theater

The Creative Team of Dracula

John Doyle, Scenic Design
Robert Perdziola, Costume Designer
Adam Honoré, Lighting Designer
Leon Rothenberg, Sound Designer
Michael G. Chin, Fight Director
Carrie Mossman, Prop Supervisor
Kristin Leahey, Dramaturg
Jane Guyer Fujita, Dialect Coach
Telsey + Company, Casting
Sarah E.T. Jackson, Production Stage Manager
Giles T. Horne,  Assistant Stage Manager

The Creative Team of Frankenstein

John Doyle, Scenic Design
Toni-Leslie James, Costume Designer
Adam Honoré, Lighting Designer
Leon Rothenberg, Sound Designer
Rob Morrison, Original Music
Michael G. Chin, Fight Director
Dyane Harvey-Salaam, Movement Director
Carrie Mossman, Prop Supervisor
Telsey + Company, Casting
Megan Schwarz Dickert, Production Stage Manager
Diane Healy,  Assistant Stage Manager

John Doyle, Season Scenic Design
Jane Cox and Tess James, Season Lighting Plot Design