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Actors Theatre of Louisville announces return of Dracula to Bingham Theatre Sept. 7-Oct. 31


Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the return of Dracula to the Bingham Theatre this fall.

Based on Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of the immortal Transylvanian count and his unexpectedly feisty human prey, this fast-paced, fright-filled adaptation is a Halloween treat that drips with suspense—and even more blood.

For over 20 years, Actors Theatre has brought this exhilarating, high-stakes vampire adventure to Louisville audiences. This fall’s production features Drew Fracher, Actors Theatre veteran director and fight choreographer, as director.

“This show presents such unique challenges, from finding a little freshness to the staging to incorporating new scares, thrills and chills. Audiences will see something of a new take on certain characters and those familiar with the production will spot some fun new things happening,” Fracher said.

Santino Craven dons the Count’s infamous cloak, opposite Actors Theatre veteran Grant Goodman (In The Next Room, or the vibrator play) in the role of Van Helsing.

Neill Robertson will return as the notorious Renfield, a role for which he won the 2018 Arts-Louisville/Broadway World “Best Actor in a Play” award. Audiences might also recognize Crystian Wiltshire (Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Know Theatre of Cincinnati), who will join the company as the dashing Jonathan Harker. Kurt Uy and Rin Allen join the cast as Dr. Seward and Lucy, respectively.

Local young actors Brylee Deuser, Ella Jenkins, Vaughn Ramirez and Austin Ramirez return to the stage as the Undead Children. Members of the 2018-2019 Professional Training Company round out the ensemble: David Ball, Silvia Daly Bond, Rebby Foster, Rasell Holt, Kevin O’Connell, Jonathan Moises Olivares, Kayla Peters, Angelica Santiago and Julian Socha.

The creative team features scenic design by Paul Owen, lighting design by Tony Penna, costume design by Lorraine Venberg, sound design by Benjamin Marcum and media design by Philip Allgeier.

To mark the beginning of the season, Actors Theatre will host its annual Dracula Blood Drive in partnership with Fifth Third Bank and the American Red Cross on September 5, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Fifth Third Bank’s location in Fourth Street Live. Participants can enjoy snacks and giveaways on-site, alongside special guests from the company of Dracula.

Performances will run from September 7 – October 31. Actors Theatre is committed to providing an accessible theatre-going experience and offers an audio described performance on September 16 and an open captioned performance on October 6 during the run of Dracula. For more information on our facilities and all services offered, visit ActorsTheatre.org.

Tickets are now on sale to the public and are priced from $35. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Actors Theatre Box Office at 502-584-1205 or online at ActorsTheatre.org. Special ticket rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 502-585-1210.

Dracula is made possible in part by support from Fifth Third Bank. Additionally, Actors Theatre’s educational outreach for Dracula is made possible by Yum! Brands Foundation and their sponsorship of Actors Theatre’s Student Matinee Series.

From Actors Theatre of Louisville


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