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Stetson University continues its 107th season with Stephen Dietz's melodramatic thriller "Dracula," adapted from Bram Stoker's novel with the same name. The horrific and classic story brings an adaptation to the stage that is not to be missed.
Dracula is directed by Caitlyn Foster, a senior theatre arts major at Stetson University, and will run from Wednesday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, Feb. 17.
Mysterious, gloomy castles and open graves at midnight are just two of the Gothic devices used to chilling effect in this 19th-century horror classic that turned an obscure figure from Eastern European folklore into a towering icon of film and literature.
Dracula revolves around an ancient evil that has set its sights on London in 1899.
The ensemble cast of Dracula includes Max Morgan, Jacob Manos, Olivia Moeschet, Corley Groves, Michael Wallace, Alex Schelb, Ellen Smittle, Erin Foster, Roxy Ghamgosamia and Orion Meades.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The Sunday performance will be at 3 p.m. The final dress rehearsal of Dracula, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, will be open to the public. Audience members will not be charged admission for attending the rehearsal.
Admission for each performance is $12 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens and non-Stetson students. Stetson students, faculty and staff presenting valid I.D. will be admitted free of charge.
Stetson Theatre Arts' "Second Stage" Theatre is in the Museum of Florida Art at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Parking is free. Tickets will be available at the door, and can be purchased by either cash or check. Reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of each show.
For information or reservations, call Stetson Theatre's "Second Stage" box office at (386) 822-8700. Box-office hours are from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every weekday from Feb. 4 through 15, and one hour prior to curtain of each performance.