Closed 2h 20m
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
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Dracula (CSC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(149 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
10%
Negative
1%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (149)

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Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Quirky, Clever

See it if Hamill doe tinkering treatment of the pop Gothic classic giving Mina/Lucy "teeth," as reminder that men don't own all the necks in the room.

Don't see it if Loony bin motif doesn't allow the brevity of what's at "stake" to settle, coming a-"cross" as farce undercutting what's otherwise intended.

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Disappointing, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a different view of the tale Dracula. It's clever and sometimes funny and very campy.

Don't see it if you like the traditional story. This production has no real depth of the characters. I felt no fear as I usually do when watching this story Read more

Critic Reviews (13)

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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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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February 24th, 2020

"Horror Stories of Womanhood: 'Dracula,' 'Frankenstein,' and 'Anatomy of a Suicide'"
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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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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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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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February 17th, 2020

"Hamill has transformed Dracula into a powerful and thought-provoking social statement about feminism. Fear not, though (well, just a little, maybe), Sarna Lapine's clever production still provides its traditional share of thrills and chills."
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February 24th, 2020

"The sexism in the novel has been diluted by making this a feminist revenge fantasy. Turning Doctor Van Helsing, vampire hunter, and Renfield (under the sway of the vampire) into women changes the dynamic quite a bit giving the play a modern viewpoint."
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February 17th, 2020

"The actors have fun, performing with just enough dryness to maintain a basic level of reality...Even with its up-to-date tics, thematic slings, and occasional laughs, however, Hamill's 'Dracula' runs out of blood before its nearly two and a half hours signal R.I.P."
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February 18th, 2020

Score: 98%. "CSC's Production of 'Dracula' is a "must-see" production of 2020. It is a classic not so much reimagined as reconsidered for the #MeToo Movement and it is hilarious."
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February 18th, 2020

"In Kate Hamill's adaption of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' at Classic Stage Company, fighting against vampires becomes synonymous with fighting the patriarchy."
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