While there is some comic relief, playwright Steven Dietz’ adaption of Stoker’s novel is far from campy. As this passage illustrates, the play’s dialogue emulates that of the novel: “I want your fear – For your fear, like a current, rushes through your body. Your fear makes your heart pound; it renders your veins rich and full. Your fear hemorrhages deliciously within you…”
Central to the play are two young couples in London – Lucy Westenra and Dr. John Seward, a noted psychologist; and, Mina Murray and businessman Jonathan Harker. After Lucy contracts a mysterious illness, Dr. Seward seeks medical advice from his old professor, Abraham Van Helsing. Meanwhile, Harker returns from a business trip to Transylvania seemingly insane. He enters Dr. Seward’s asylum for treatment, during which time Harker’s encounter with a Count Dracula is revealed. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate.
“Dracula” runs each weekend, October 17 – November 2. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are now available on line or you may make reservations by calling the box office line at 281-335-5228.
There’s lots to see on our YouTube Channel including coverage of our 50th. anniversary launch party, behind the scenes at the theatre and these interviews with the cast of our recently completed production of “Into The Woods”. Get the inside story – click to visit the CCCT YouTube Channel and subscribe today!
Our Golden Anniversary Season is now in full swing. Please click on the 2014-2015 season tab above for details including audition and performance dates. Be a part of our historic 50th year. Become a CCCT member and buy your Season Pass now!
CCCT has been named the Bay Area’s “Best Community Theater” by readers of the Bay Area Citizen for a fifth year in a row! Many thanks to our patrons and readers of the Bay Area Citizen for your continued support. See the February 27, 2014 edition for details.