Southeastern Theatre to present new adaptation of ‘Dracula’


Friday, September 21, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s theatre program will open its fall season with the play “Dracula,” a new adaptation of Bram Stoker’s literary work of the same name. Written and directed by Associate Professor of Acting and Directing Jim Winter, the play will run Sept. 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. nightly in Vonnie Borden Theatre, located in Southeastern’s D Vickers Hall.
     “Set in the heart of the London, ‘Dracula’ traditionally portrays the journey Jonathan Harker and his fiancée Mina begin upon after their meeting with the strange nobleman from Transylvania, Count Dracula,” explained Winter. “Along with Professor Abraham Van Helsing, Jonathan and Mina struggle to discover the secret Dracula keeps so carefully guarded. All the while, dark things begin to happen around them.”
     While visually striking with all the thrills and chills one would expect from the horror classic, Southeastern’s “Dracula” has a few surprises in store, according to Winter.
     “This all-new adaptation will be unlike anything the audience has ever seen on this campus,” he said.
     Tickets can be purchased one hour before performance time from the Vonnie Borden Theatre box office, located in the lobby of D Vickers Hall. General admission tickets are $15 adults; $10 seniors/non-SLU students; and free to Southeastern students with university ID.
     The cast includes the following 14 Southeastern students: Alden Mason, Jenna Morgan, Jessica Monsour and Taylor Bennett of Slidell, Erica Weiss, Thomas Murphy and Tyler Meyer of Mandeville, Colin Ross and Kayla Bullard of Baton Rouge, Alexis Durante of Hammond, Shelly Sneed of Minden, Payton Core of Folsom, Jordin Jones of New Orleans, and Taylor Meng of Gonzales.
     For more information, contact Southeastern Theatre at (985) 549-2115.

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