DRACULA

DRACULA:
A FEMINIST REVENGE FANTASY, REALLY

by Kate Hamill
from the novel by Bram Stoker

Directed by Rebecca Rovezzi
The Firehouse at the Parks at Walter Reed

October 14, 2022 – November 6, 2022
Pay-What-You-Can Previews October 14-16

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“When the ruling class write history, the words of the common people, of women – become Superstition” 

Kate Hamill boldly reimagines Bram Stoker’s classic tale of vampires and finds new monsters just beneath the skin. The gothic tropes of villains who wear evil on their sleeve and damsels in distress are replaced by all-too-human monsters and ferocious women who stab at the heart of the patriarchy itself. A site-specific production, DRACULA will perform in the appropriately haunted disused fire house at The Parks at Historic Walter Reed.

“The world women inhabit in this loose, rollicking adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel is frightening precisely because it’s not so different from our own… It scares us not with monsters, though it certainly has those, but with the sinister prospect of women’s dehumanization at the hands of men empowered by law and intractable custom. Hamill’s “Dracula” is about the expectation that women will bend themselves to the rigid frame of ladylike behavior, no matter how it deforms them.” – NY Times

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FEATURING Phoenix Cross, Christina Day, Conor Patrick Donahue, Erik Harrison, Bri Houtman, Marissa Liotta, Jessica Ludd, Jolene Mafnas, and Ben Topa.
DESIGNED BY Sarah Markley (Scenic Designer), James Morrison (Lighting Designer), Sydney Moore (Costume Designer), Kenny Neal (Sound Designer), Mercedes Blankenship (Props Design)
WITH Caroline Jeffrey (Stage Manager), Casey Kaleba (Fight Choreographer), Megan Behm (Intimacy Coordinator), Emily Lathrop (Dramaturg), and Adam B. Ferguson (Production Manager).
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