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Release No. COC-10.02.15-Dracula
October 2, 2015

Theatre Department Presents ‘Dracula’ Oct. 9 to 18

The College of the Canyons Theatre Department will present the timeless vampire tale ‘Dracula’ at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theater for a limited engagement running Oct. 9 to 18. 

The play, written by Steven Dietz, is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Victorian Gothic novel ‘Dracula’ written in 1897.

The suspenseful story is based on the classic legend of the Transylvanian vampire, Dracula. The lead characters in the play work to piece together Dracula’s identity and make a valiant attempt to stop him from taking new victims.

The production will be directed by stage veteran Randee Trabitz. The cast and crew are composed solely of theatre students. 

“The cultural resurgence of interest in the Gothic period in this country via contemporary Goth fashion and music seems, to me, to express the unbridled desires that Bram Stoker’s Victorians are struggling to repress,” said Trabitz. “Dracula, an insidious and complicated monster preys on the vulnerable, but also defines how desire makes each of us vulnerable.” 

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Oct. 9, 10, 16 and 18. Matinee performances are scheduled 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 and 18.

General admission tickets are $10. Students and seniors are $5.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at (661) 362-5304 follow the link.


About the Theatre Department 

The 2015-16 Theatre Department season includes upcoming productions of ‘Raisin in the Sun,’ ‘Dog Sees God’ and the musical æIn the Heights,’ as well as the 16th annual installment of the New Works Festival.  

Part of the college’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Theatre Department offers a highly regarded transfer program with three degree options available to students in the field of theatre.

Students interested in attending a performance or learning more about the program are encouraged to send an a message to theatre@canyons.edu.