Photo Flash: First Look at DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA at First Folio Theatre
Come experience the legend of Dracula anew, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the Chicago premiere of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA, opening Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:15 p.m., and running through November 6, 2016. This sinful and spooky adaptation by Joseph Zettelmaier is directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely and produced by David Rice, author of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe and composer, adaptor, and lyricist of Shakespeare's Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Picking up just after the end of Bram Stoker's tale of the Prince of Darkness, DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA follows Seward as he tries to explain multiple dead bodies to the police now that Dracula is dead. The more Seward tries to plead his case, the less sure he becomes not just of his own tale, but also of his own sanity.
The cast of DR. SEWARD'S DRACULA is led by ChristIan Gray (Jeeves at Sea and The Madness of Edgar Allen Poe at First Folio Theatre and You Never Can Tell at Ruth Page Center for the Arts) as "Dr. Seward"; Craig Spidle (Twelfth Night and The Gravedigger at First Folio Theatre, A Splintered Soul and Spill at Stages 773) as "Inspector Carlysle"; Elizabeth Stenholt (Love Kills at Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre and Arcadia at Writer's Theater) as "Emily Covington"; Joe Stearns (The Half-Brothers Mendelssohn, Aces and Aftermath at Signal Ensemble Theater) as "Bram Stoker"; and Ted Kitterman (LES MISERABLES at Roxy Theatre) as "The Strange Man".
The artistic team includes Melanie Keller as Assistant Director, Michael Goldberg as Movement Director, Scenic and Costume Design by Jeff Award winner and six-time nominee Angie Weber Miller (The Gravedigger and Salvage at First Folio Theatre), Lighting Design by Greg Freeman (Fooling Buddha, Jeeves at Sea, and The Rainmaker at First Folio and Side Show at Porchlight); and Original Music and Sound Design by two-time Jeff winner Chris Kriz (The Turn of the Screw, The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, and The Winter's Tale at First Folio, composer and lyricist of Soon I Will Be Invincible at Lifeline Theatre).
For tickets and more information, call the box office at 630.986.8067 or go online at www.firstfolio.org.
Photo Credit: David Rice