Bram Stoker's Dracula
One of the greatest horror stories ever told.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13
Bram Stoker's novel of 1897, "Dracula," was published with little popular fanfare. Critics, however, praised the author and put Stoker in the category of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe. But audiences didn't flock to the tale of this otherworldly being that feeds off others to preserve eternal life, until the early-mid 1900s when film versions generated enormous press for the title. Invasion stories, during the height of British colonialism, were made popular by Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle and others, but Stoker's Dracula was like nothing the world had seen. This gothic horror is a classic for all time and has spawned hundreds of spin-offs in popular culture from "Twilight" to "True Blood."
Adapted by Charles Morey. L.A. Theatre Works.
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