Hunger & Thirst Theatre presents a new, rewritten expansion of their 2016 production of "Dracula," which weaves modern feminist themes into traditional the monster story. More…
Mina Murray-Harker wakes up in the park in the middle of the night; she is freezing cold, partially undressed, and has absolutely no idea what happened. As she recovers in the hospital, hazy images begin to emerge out of the fog: her husband battling someone with a wooden stake, a telltale bite-mark on her best friend's neck, and a mysterious creature wrapping his strong arms around her, whispering words into her ear: surprisingly thoughtful, profound words...
See it if you want a new take on the Dracula story. Great staging and lighting to bring the tale forward. Some good acting by very energetic cast.
Don't see it if you want a well-scripted version of this tale. Some difficulty hearing one actor at times and understanding one who used an accent.
Also Be prepared for some long and loud screaming!
See it if You’re up for a long overdue feminist update of the Dracula tale, a fresh take made plausible and relevant in this #MeToo moment.
Don't see it if You're a misogynist; married to the traditional vampiric tropes and myths or the original novel.
See it if you are a Drac buff & have seen every incarnation from the awful to the sublime & must try this (so-called) feminist take on the old story
Don't see it if you expect a coherent, interesting and to the point play with an actual feminist message;can't abide 2 hours of actors screaming their lines
See it if you'll enjoy seeing talented young actors perform; you want to support a young, enthusiastic, theatre company. You need an idea for H'ween
Don't see it if you're unwilling to suspend your disbelief & "go with the flow" listening to a preposterous plot; you see no reason to "improve" Dracula.
See it if You like Dracula feminism, or the center of the Venn diagram of them. Minor 1st act issues, but it's well worth your time.
Don't see it if The only real negative here is screaming. There's a LOT of it. There are also sexual assault parallels, so consider this a trigger warning.
See it if You really liked reading Dracula and want to see a modern twist on the story,l (which is more female focused). Enjoy pieces that explore POV
Don't see it if You get very annoyed by multiple plot lines/POV tellings. Or if you can’t look past some campy dialogue during some scenes.
See it if you like to support small theaters and a cast that tries hard with a less-than-inspiring script
Don't see it if you are irked by repetitious exposition and a muddled approach to feminist themes.
See it if you love innovative takes on the classic that interrogate them for a contemporary audience, you want feminist horror and catharsis
Don't see it if you need things spoon-fed to you, you hate seeing women regaining agency and power, you only like traditional versions of older stories
See it if You can use your imagination and appreciate a new twist on a classic story.
Don't see it if You want to hear Dracula speak or see his face, he says very little.
See it if you like horror movies!! It's like being in a horror movie! The set is composed of stacked coffins!! ITS CREEPY IN THE BEST WAY!!
Don't see it if you don't like creepy, horror movies. Expect a happy, fluffy musical. You have kids with you.
See it if You like modern adaptations of classic stories that are alternately scary and romantic.
Don't see it if You arent a fan of Stroker's Dracula already.
See it if you would like to see a modern retelling of the classic Dracula story with a focus on women.
Don't see it if you dislike slow plays and cliche dialogue or if you're looking for an empowering feminist story.
See it if You enjoy a fresh, young, vibrant company of actors who all do a great job. Also, if you enjoy layered metaphor.
Don't see it if You are wanting a fluff sex vampire play.
See it if you are interested in experiencing a #MeToo twist on the Dracula story.
Don't see it if you are not willing to pay the kind of extreme attention that a script of this complexity & fragmentation asks of its audience.
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