By Kate Hamill, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
Date & Time
November 4, 2023, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
UMBC Theatre presents Dracula: a Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really by Kate Hamill, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. In this new adaptation of Dracula, the playwright-actor confronts the sexism in Bram Stoker’s original work, turning it into a feminist revenge fantasy.
This production is based on the novel by Bram Stoker, and originally produced by Classic Stage Company, John Doyle, Artistic Director.
Thursday, November 2, 8 p.m. — Opening night reception
Friday, November 3, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 8 p.m.
Friday, November 10, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 12, 2 p.m. — Free matinee for UMBC students with an actor talk-back
Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by TRW PLAYS, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.trwplays.com
Content Transparency: Please keep in mind, this is a play based on the classic horror story told through the lens of feminist satire. While strong elements of horror can be expected, the playwright often spoofs, critiques and investigates these horror elements, in order to comment on the patriarchy. There is supposed to be comedy and commentary. It is a revenge fantasy. If this play were a movie it would be more Jennifer’s Body or Kill Bill than Saw. This play includes staged violence/gore which includes blood and knives; screaming; depictions and talk of death/dying, and mental illness; sexually suggestive moments including biting, kissing, passionate embraces; depictions of physical and emotional abuse including the objectification of women; descriptions of graphic imagery including implied infant death, cannibalism, murder, and suicide.
$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. Please visit here to reserve seats.
The Proscenium Theatre, located in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, is easy to visit, with plenty of free parking. Please visit here for directions and parking information.