Congratulations to Donna Allard who won TWO TICKETS to see Hubcity Theatre’s performance of Bram Stoker’s Dracula on Saturday November 3rd 7pm at the Empress Theatre in Moncton!
It’s the chilling tale of the battle between light and darkness known around the world and beginning Halloween night, Hubcity Theatre brings Bram Stoker’s Dracula to the Moncton stage.
Playing at the Empress Theatre in downtown Moncton from October 31 to November 3, Hubcity Theatre’s interpretation of the classic vampire story is not to be missed.
“Our production of Dracula is a unique experience,” said Director Robin Oxley. “We’ve taken the classic story and set it in modern times at a location where many people are already fearful of the unknown – a modern day hospital. This setting heightens the sense of fear felt throughout the story. Audiences are usually comforted by the fact that Dracula is a story from the past set in unfamiliar surroundings, but our rendition brings the story to our doorsteps. ”
While the setting for Dracula may be modernized, the bone chilling twists and turns audiences have come to expect from the gothic horror will be front and centre. The production is based on the classic dramatization by Deane and Balderston.
“This is the definitive Dracula dramatization – first adapted for stage in the 1920’s – and which influenced many Broadway and Hollywood interpretations,” said Robin. “The script, like the novel, has stood the test of time – it’s intense, shocking, and full of surprises. If audiences are looking for a chance to really get scared this Halloween – our show delivers.”
Lucy Seward, daughter of the physician in charge of a sanatorium, is mysteriously anaemic. Doctor Van Helsing, a specialist in obscure diseases, suspects a vampire which, according to legend, is an ugly soul that, grave-bound by day, roams the earth at night, and sustains its earthly life by sucking the blood of approachable victims. Instituting a search, Van Helsing uncovers Count Dracula as such a vampire and, finding the grave, drives a stake through the heart of the corpse from which he comes, thus ending the vampire’s existence.
Since its inception in 2007, Hubcity Theatre has brought classic theatre to its audiences and has been a stepping stone for many professional theatre artists. Hubcity Theatre has performed a number of different styles of shows including The Three Musketeers, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Madwoman of Chaillot. Hubcity Theatre’s productions are designed to teach and develop the skills of all those involved, cast and crew. Dedicated to theatre art and its artists, Hubcity Theatre has offered many workshops on acting, backstage work, voice and body, fencing and other combat choreography, dance, and more.
Tickets for Hubcity Theatre’s Dracula to be presented on October 31, November 1, 2 and 3, at 7 PM at the Empress Theatre are currently on sale at the price of $25. Tickets may be purchased online at www.capitol.nb.ca, by telephone at 506-856-4379 or 1 800 567-1922 or in person at the Capitol Theatre located at 811 Main Street in Moncton.
Leave a comment below telling us what scary story is your favourite and you could win two tickets to Dracula on Saturday night November 3rd. Winner will be notified by email and announced here in the comments, on our Facebook Page, and in our Twitter feed.