DRACULA, the original Broadway version, returns to the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale.
Theatre on the Road, a traveling company based in Rosendale, New York, will produce and stage Dracula at the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale on Thursday, September 28th and Friday, September 29th at 7:00 pm and on Saturday, September 30th at 3 pm. Written by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, has been described by Newsweek as “as evening of high class fun”.
From the Bram Stoker novel, this is the original Broadway production that premiered in 1927 and was revised in 1997 starring Frank Langella.
In September 2022 Theatre on the Road brought this production to the Widow Jane Mine and it sold out all three performances.
Director Frank Marquette describes the play as follows: “Lucy, whose father is in charge of an English asylum, has been attacked by a mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing believes Lucy is the victim of a vampire — a certain Count Dracula. Renfield, an inmate, suffers from delusions and is under the spell of the Count. Will he be found and finally laid to rest?”
Frank also offers, “I can’t think of a better marriage of play and location. Who wouldn’t like to experience Dracula live? I’m setting this in the 1920s with period costumes and making full use of the spooky wonders of the Widow Jane Mine.”
The cast features a roster of accomplished actors all of whom live and work in the Hudson Valley area of New York. They include David Smilo as Dracula, Michelle Kafel as Van Helsing, Joe Maxwell as Jonathan Harker, Dan Anderson as Dr. Seward, David Britton as Renfield, Heather Roland-Bianco as Lucy, Ellen Pavloff as Miss Wells and Frank Marquette as Butterworth. Sue Regan will stage manage. Kristen Marquette, Theatre on the Road’s co-owner, will provide costumes and styling.
General admission tickets are $22 and $16 for Century House members and can be purchased by visiting www.centuryhouse.org.
For information call 845-658-9900 or 845-475-7973.