A twisted, darkly comedic take on the Dracula myth, pitting Victorian sexual repression against erotically charged Gothic horror.
What happens when a powerfully sensual Count from the dark woods of Romania obsesses over a photograph of three alluring women? What happens when that Count journeys to London where Jack the Ripper is eviscerating unaccompanied ladies? How does this affect Victorian men threatened by the Count’s hypnotic eroticism –which seems to have the power to unlace corsets? Don Nigro’s vision of what truly created the Dracula myth is especially relevant in today’s atmosphere of conservative repression. Nigro investigates the Dracula myth in a powerful, complex, darkly funny and utterly terrifying vampire play unlike any you have ever experienced.
Award winning director, playwright, actor and teacher Charles Waxberg has taught at Carnegie-Mellon University (where he earned his M.F.A.) and served as Conservatory Director, Instructor and Associate Casting Director at New York City's Roundabout Theatre Conservatory. He trained with the legendary Stella Adler and eventually became Program Director of the Stella Adler Conservatory. He has also taught and directed at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Charles recently relocated to Seattle from Los Angeles where was an Instructor with Miss Adler's Los Angeles Academy. He has directed innumerable plays ranging from Moliere to Tennessee Williams to contemporary plays still in development. Most recently, his production of Edward Albee's Everything in the Garden played to excellent reviews and sold-out houses for Los Angeles' Dreamhouse Ensemble Company.
Prolific playwright Don Nigro is the author of challenging and indefinable plays that deal with madness, sex, obsession, history and love. He is considered the most published American playwright with over 200 scripts.
The Transylvanian Clockworks by Don Nigro
directed by Charles Waxberg
October 5-8, 12-15, 19-21
Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees at 2pm
Monday, October 16th, 7:30pm: Pay What You Can (no advance sales).
General: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Students and Seniors (w/ ID): $9 in advance, $12 at the door
Balagan Theatre Season Pass - $35 (includes all 4 shows; only available at the door)
The Capitol Hill Arts Center
1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122www.capitolhillarts.com
www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Richard Clairmont, Chad Evans, Jake Groshong, Samara Lerman,
Cathleen O'Malley, Kaitie Warren and Roy Stanton as Dracula