October 28-30, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Dracula/Frankenstein Jr. combines the classic horror tales into a two-act drama, performed by members of the Statesboro Youth Theater and directed by Eddie Frazier, just in time for the Halloween season.
Dracula: Based on the book by Bram Stoker and adapted by Christopher P Nichols, this one-act version of the Gothic classic featuring local actors tells the story of the romantic monster from the Carpathian Mountains. The action is continuous and the excitement is nonstop after the entrance of Abraham Van Helsing. The old professor has come to the aid of his friend and student, Dr. Seward, at Whitby Asylum in England. Mina Murray is suffering from a mysterious ailment which threatens to postpone her marriage to Jonathan Harker. Van Helsing has come fresh from scientific detective work in London, where he investigated a frighteningly similar case. Very soon the beast joins them, and he is most serious about his plans for
Mina. But the unholy vampire has met his final match in Van Helsing and friends.
Frankenstein: Murder, Mayhem and the Macabre are the main ingredients of this one-act version of Frankenstein by John Mattera and Stephen Barrows. Unlike other versions of the famous thriller, this one catches the essence of Mary Shelley's classic and builds to a climax with an unexpected twist. On the surface, the ill-fated creature is to blame for the chain of grisly deaths, while Victor Frankenstein and Henry Clerval are old, dear friends. But underneath...ah, that's where the mystery lies. Victor Frankenstein is a man so deeply entangled with his scientific discoveries that he is blind to all else!
Come dressed in costume on Friday, October 30 (show starts at 6:30 p.m.) and get $5 admission tickets as well as a bag of Halloween goodies.
Tickets: $15 • Members/Military/First Responders: $13 • Students: $12
Emma Kelly Theater
Sponsored by: Georgia Power
Please call 912.212.2787 for tickets!