Halloween is almost upon us, and hopefully you’re on track to have the perfect costume, a brilliantly carved jack o lantern, and a super spooky house, but what else will you do to celebrate the spookiest of holidays? Halloween activities don’t have to be the domain of sugared up children and drunken 6th Street hordes, and ZACH Theatre is opening its doors to those of you who enjoy a classic scary story being told in the dark. This fall, ZACH is bringing the tale of Dracula to the Topfer Stage.
This adaption from the original novel by Bram Stoker is written and directed by Steven Dietz, adding more modern touches that include an empowered heroine, without shying away from the sexual tension that helps to drive the original story.
From the ZACH Theatre description:
“Exquisite and provocative, Steven Dietz’s new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a sensual fantasy with a surprising twist — a bold heroine who dares to defy the ruler of the night. Mina, the object of Dracula’s desire, is in charge and with steadfast courage sleuths to uncover the mystery. Seductive, romantic and empowering, this foray to the dark side is a juicy date-night, destined to become the hottest cult classic at ZACH.”
Mood is always critical when creating a spooky environment, so in addition to the stage play, the lobby of ZACH Theatre will be transformed into a gothic Victorian space filled with tarot readings by Curia Arcanum and ghost stories by Austin Ghost Tours.
The regular run of the play is Wednesday through Sunday, September 25 through November 3, 2019, with an ASL interpreted and open captioned night on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. ZACH is also hosting a Vamps and Vixens Masquerade on Halloween night, with DJs, dancing, drinks, and lite bites, for even more scary fun!
Dracula has adult themes and is recommended for those 13 years and older. It has a run time of 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 20 minute intermission.
For a fun night out, be sure to enter our contest for a four pack (double date, anyone?) of tickets to Dracula. It’s all happening over on Instagram until October 14.