Dracula (CSC)
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Dracula (CSC)
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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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567 Reviews | 146 Followers
84
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.

601 Reviews | 88 Followers
68
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

483 Reviews | 54 Followers
70
Fun take on dracula

See it if You appreciate Kate Hamill and her theatre company

Don't see it if You want a serious show about vampires.

464 Reviews | 101 Followers
34
Confusing, Fluffy

See it if you like old classic theater with a modern shake up

Don't see it if You are like me and have trouble comprehending old piece of theater Read more

431 Reviews | 132 Followers
80
Feminist re-imagining, Stylish production, Long, Fun

See it if Distinctly Hamill enterprise w mix: broad humor, clever staging, contemp touches, creativity, artistic license, classic material. Enjoyable.

Don't see it if Dracula purist-here characters are reimagined w obvious feminist spin. 2 much repetition overall, & curtain-pulling, first thrilling, wears. Read more

434 Reviews | 125 Followers
83
Revelation, Vastly entertaining, Campy, Unexpected, Quirky

See it if appreciate camp & turning classic on its ear, acting/direction/writing walking fine line, thrust staging with inner above, like funny walks

Don't see it if can't tolerate thrust staging, need classic tales unadorned, need 2 hear every word, dislike Kate Hamill, dislike injection of feminism

423 Reviews | 112 Followers
82
Hamill's scary, funny take on the horror classic

See it if A gently feminist version with Mina and Lucy at the fore. Renfield and Van Helsing are women. The Count is a male chauvinist show-off.

Don't see it if Cleverly stylized staging and exaggerated acting make a satisfyingly creepy atmosphere. Amendt, Dukes, and Hamill herself are standouts.

360 Reviews | 101 Followers
89
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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Theatermania
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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BroadwayWorld
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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