|October 9 - November 10, 2013|
"Enter freely and of your own will."
Centuries before True Blood and the Twilight Series, the original Prince of Darkness reigned over the shadowy world of the undead. Experience the celebrated gothic scream-fest in a one-man tour-de-force that uses Stoker's original text of journal entries, letters, and newspaper clippings.
Jam-packed with plenty of thrills and chills, Dracula's spellbinding originality and inventive theatricality is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat, while remaining true to the core of a legendary story that launched a thousand teeth.
“Refreshing…. This ‘Dracula’ has the requisite bite. You believe Harker is afraid. And, with this stagecraft and some imagination, that fear can be contagious.”- Orlando Sentinel
“Possibly the most creative retelling of the classic tale. If you are a horror story fan or love theater that chills you to the core, this production is not to be missed.” - Kimberly Moy, Broadway World- Broadway World Orlando
“Adaptation can be tricky things, and Helsinger has done an excellent job. There are no cheap scares here… A psychological thriller [that] will leave you breathless…” - Archikulture Digest
“Fantastic acting, set, and lighting! Saw this play when Jim Helsinger performed it. I was thrilled then and was thrilled last night! Kudos to all!” - Audience Comment
“The show grabbed me from the moment the music started and held tight straight through intermission. It didn't let up again until the end. Its rare that my mind doesn't wander off a little during a performance. This one was truly a WOW.” - Audience Comment
“I've already recommended this play to friends! It was gripping!” - Audience Comment
Opening Night Party
Immediately following the premiere of each Signature Series production, you're invited to mix and mingle with members of the cast and creative teams in the lobby of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. The party is free to all ticket holders. No RSVP neccessary.
Join us in the Patron's Room at 7:15 p.m. for a brief, informative discussion with the director and members of the artistic team about the creative process.Parental Guidelines
Dracula is a classic ghost story, with atmospheric lighting and frightening scenes. The play is best suited for middle and high school students.
We offer student matinees. Call the Box Office at (407) 447-1700 to learn more.