October 20 @ 7:00 pm - November 5 @ 7:00 pm| $30
Morris-Jumel Mansion has announced the presentation of the Steven Dietz adaptation of Dracula directed by Vincent Carbone. Bram Stoker’s gothic legend of seduction and immortality will be presented in the historic Octagon room of the mansion surrounded by period art and furnishings.
Closely following the plot of the novel, the play chronicles Count Dracula’s journey to England, his stalking of two young women, and his pursuit and eventual defeat by the heroines’ suitors and their associates. Director Carbone says, “With this production, it is my goal to honor Stoker’s original text from 1897 while not relying on certain redundant artistic choices such as gratuitous blood and jump scares. The intimate nature of the venue and the minimalist artistic approach that we are taking are meant to focus on the text in an attempt to peel back the layers of each character. Nothing is being done without reason.”
There will be 9 regular performances of the play on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 8PM beginning on October 20th. A special benefit cocktail event will take place on Thursday, October 26th at 7PM. Tickets are $30 per person, $25 for members and seniors, $20 for students. The Thursday, October 26th event ticket is $150. Seating is strictly limited to no more than 22 seats per performance. Tickets available on eventbrite.com. For more info on Morris-Jumel, visit http://www.morrisjumel.org or call (212) 923-8008. The mansion is located in upper Manhattan at 65 Jumel Terrace and is accessible by the 1, A & C lines.