Southside’s October 2017 production will be Drakul by John Heimbuch, directed by Steve Tanner, at Chestnut Grove Academy Theatre from Wednesday 25 October to Saturday 28 October.
Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is the quintessential vampire tale, and it created the most unforgettable horror icon in literature. Part charming aristocrat, part violent murderer, Count Dracula is a chilling combination of the supernatural and the human: a being of unimaginable evil lurking just beneath a skin-deep mask of civility.
John Heimbuch’s stage adaptation “Drakul” stays faithful to the original novel but brings Mina into the centre of the action.
Under the electric lights of Victorian London, she is enamoured of a handsome young solicitor. But when Jonathan disappears on a business trip, her friend mysteriously falls ill, and Mina is approached by an alluring foreign prince, a shadow falls over their lives.
As the Count’s influence grows across London, Mina and a group of near-strangers, band together to rid the world of the Un-Dead terror.
“Heimbuch intriguingly explores the psychology of these characters and the peculiar motivations that drive their actions.” ~ Examiner.com.