L. A. Theatre Works
Bram Stoker's Dracula
October 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m

LA Theatre's Dracula

Bram Stoker’s novel of 1897, Dracula, was published with little popular fanfare. Critics, however, praised the author and put Stoker in the category of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe. This gothic horror is a classic for all time and has spawned hundreds of spin-offs in popular culture from Twilight to True Blood. In Charles Morey’s acclaimed adaptation, Count Dracula slips quietly into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil, necessary for rest between his victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, the smart and resourceful Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire's lair and pierce Dracula’s heart with a wooden stake - setting up an epic confrontation of good vs evil. Over the years, the story of Dracula has been used as commentary in modern studies of psychology, women’s issues, and colonialism, while never losing its place as one of the greatest horror stories ever told. LA Theatre Works presents world-class actors in contemporary and classic plays through a unique hybrid form of audio theatre and innovative use of technology. For four decades, L.A. Theatre Works has been the leading radio theater company in the United States, committed to preserve and promote significant works of dramatic literature and bringing live theater into the homes of millions. An L.A. Theatre Works performance is immediate, spontaneous and features a first - rate cast, live sound effects and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting. This theater… is an event.