Dracula (CSC)
Closed 2h 20m
Dracula (CSC)

Dracula (CSC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(149 Ratings)
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Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

About the Show

CSC presents Kate Hamill’s new, feminist adaptation of the classic horror tale. "Dracula" will be performed in repertory with CSC's new adaptation of "Frankenstein."

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Show-Score Member Reviews (149)

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70 Reviews | 6 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like Kate Hamill’s work. The adapted story is told very cleverly from a feminist point of view. The acting and staging were great.

Don't see it if You need to be clobbered over the head with a very literal interpretation of the story with close-ups of the actors’ faces on video screens.

72 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You're a fan of vampires or Gothic lit. It's a brilliant adaptation & staging of Bram Stoker's novel, with a stunning cast!

Don't see it if You don't like Gothic lit. This ain't Cats.

142 Reviews | 39 Followers
Riveting, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see strong actors give a performance that is equal parts funny and hauntingly resonant.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a feminist take on the classic tale, or if you are sensitive to flashing lights or light artificial fog.

436 Reviews | 53 Followers
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if Gender bending and empowering. Well conceived, incl. fantastic costuming

Don't see it if Look for sheer gore.

273 Reviews | 36 Followers
Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like Kate Hamill. This reworking of the classic is fun and the feminist message is clear. Writing, acting, staging are way above average

Don't see it if You only want the original version

712 Reviews | 401 Followers
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an excellent production of a classic play. Great acting, direction and outstanding lighting.

Don't see it if If you don’t like plays about vampires, this won’t be your kind of play. Read more

117 Reviews | 23 Followers
Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you'd like a deliciously cathartic rebellion against consumerist domination &the temptation to stop thinking/believe the pretty words+ CAMP!

Don't see it if you plan to get coffee at Everyman Espresso. My single shot was nearly 4 dollars and horribly sour. Read more

596 Reviews | 144 Followers
Feminist, Campy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a wonderfully produced and written campy feminist version of Dracula

Don't see it if you need your Dracula to be a powerful misogynist who cannot be conquered by women. Or if you hate camp, no matter how well done. Read more

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
February 17th, 2020

"'Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein’? Nothing to Be Scared Of: Classic Stage Company is running adaptations of two 19th-century horror classics in repertory. Don’t let that frighten you."
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Time Out New York
February 18th, 2020

4/5 Stars "An unabashed crowd-pleaser...Lapine expertly navigates the script's wild tonal shifts as the production bounces between humor and horror...All of the actors gamely sink their teeth into their parts, but this is the Van Helsing and Mina show, with Seward as their comic foil."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 24th, 2020

"Horror Stories of Womanhood: 'Dracula,' 'Frankenstein,' and 'Anatomy of a Suicide'"
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The Wall Street Journal
February 27th, 2020

"Marvelous Monster Mash: A timely spin on Stoker for the #MeToo era; a smartly condensed Shelley preserves its source material."
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February 18th, 2020

"A Feminist 'Dracula' and a Folksy 'Frankenstein': Classic Stage Company offers two horror essentials, neither of which is very scary."
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February 18th, 2020

"Kate Hamill's Clever Take On 'DRACULA' Bites Back At Toxic Masculinity"
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Lighting & Sound America
February 18th, 2020

"It's too bad that Hamill couldn't find a way to embed her theme in the action of the play. Her lengthy, windy digressions on a well-worn subject constitute a worrying development for her as a writer."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 17th, 2020

"Imposing a 'feminist revenge fantasy' on a property as tried and tired as 'Dracula' cannot justify its inclusion in Classic Stage Company's season. This is a slip-shod, bargain-basement production devoid of any serious stagecraft that squanders its cast's talent and its audience's time."
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