The Festival Playhouse presents "Dracula"
The Festival Playhouse presents "Dracula". Adapted by Hamilton Deane and John L Balderston from the novel by Bram Stoker. Directed by Charles Ault.
"Dracula" opens October 8 and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. & Sundays at 2 p.m. through October 24. Tickets are $15 Friday/Saturday, $13 on Sunday for adults and are available by calling 303-422-4090. The Festival Playhouse is located at 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada . Age appropriate - all. Wear a costume and win a prize!
Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanatorium, has been attacked by some mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist, believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its victims. The vampire is at last found to be a certain Count Dracula, whose ghost is at last laid to rest in a striking and novel manner.
The Count Dracula most people know is an amalgam of Bram Stoker's vision from his 19th-century novel and the 1924 English stage version by Hamilton Deane, which was adapted three years later by John L. Balderston for American audiences. An enormously successful revival of this classic opened on Broadway in 1977 fifty years after the original production. This is one of the great mystery thrillers and is generally considered among the best of its kind.
Charles Ault, Sr. started The Player Guild in 1936 as a means to put food on the table in the middle of the depression. A love for the theatre and a creative mind brought a group of talented community actors and actresses together to provide the public with live entertainment. This concept was passed on to his son Charley Ault, Jr. who now runs The Players Guild, beginning its 75th year of production.
The Festival Playhouse presents:
October 8 - 24
FriSat 7:30 p.m. & Sun at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 FriSat; $13 Sun
The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.
Appropriate for all ages
Arrive in costume and win a prize.