& THE ECO WARRIOR
a 21st century Vampire drama by Paul Stebbings and Phil Smith
based on the novel by Bram Stokerdirected by Paul Stebbings
Dracula the Vampire is one of the most potent and terrifying modern myths, one of the few fictional characters to achieve almost universal recognition. However the myth has also been reduced to cliché' and stereotype by Hollywood and comic book treatments. So now is the time to reinvent the myth, to release the great Vampire on our own world, and to explore deeper meanings and current issues that affect us all in a popular and exciting piece of modern theatre.
Our new Dracula sucks more than blood from the human body, he sucks the lifeblood of the planet: he sinks his teeth into the veins of the earth to extract oil, he fracks and cracks the very planet we live on. Against him are ranged the forces of ecology, at stake is not just his own dark heart but the future of us all.
The story follows closely on the original and includes the famous characters of the novel: the devilish Count, his terrified property agent Harker, Harker's wife Mina, Mina's friend Lucy who is converted to Vampirism and Van Helsing the scientist who will overthrow Dracula - or will he? Lucy and Mina are the true heroines of this battle, even if one falls.
More information: http://www.english-theatre.cz/dracula.html
|1. act 50 min
interval 15 min
2. act 45 min
|total 1:50 hours