September 17, 2014
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Dracula, the Vampire original
By Courthousearts
Event Date(s): Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and, Saturdays, 10/12/2012 - 10/31/2012
Venue / Location Information:
Name: Courthouse Center for the Arts
Address: 3481 Kingstown Rd.
City: West Kingston
State: RI
Event Time / Additional Information: 8 p.m. Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat. Matinees 2 p.m. Thurs. and Sun.
Contact Info: Jean Pacillo,

Elegant and vicious, DRACULA will stalk the Courthouse Center for the Arts in a contemporary stage production adapted by Geoffrey Hitch and directed by Executive and Artistic Director, Richard Ericson. Performances begin Thurs., Oct. 10 and spurt towards a week of special Halloween shows. Closely based on the original novel by Bram Stoker, this DRACULA is not for the faint of heart; and those afraid of the dark must have faith that it’s darkest before the light.

Set in Transylvania and London, DRACULA follows young solicitor Jonathan Harker to the depths of vampire country, where he innocently unleashes the undead on his fiancée, Mina, and her closest friend, the wealthy young Lucy Westernra; chaos and heat view for supremacy as the virtuous are tested, and found wanting.

Wanting Count Dracula, that is – the dark coachman himself, the source of evil and lasting torment. He seduces with abandon – Lucy, Mina, Renfield, Harker himself – and his kisses are forever. Some victims are fed, some fed upon, others merely extinguished. Can the light banish this force of dark sensuality? Dr. Abraham Van Helsing and his young acolyte Dr. John Seward bet their lives that it can. See for yourself.

Voluntarily rated M for mature audiences.

Performances of Dracula will be Oct. 10-31 at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., West Kingston, RI, Wed, Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 8 p.m., matinees 2 p.m. Thurs. and Sun. Tickets are $25-$35, group, senior and student discounts available. Contact the Box Office at 401-782-1018 ext.3. For more information on the Courthouse Center for the Arts and its programs, please call 401-782-1018 or visit

Held in conjunction with the Haunted Courthouse, a special Halloween event. The Courthouse will be transformed into Dracula’s Castle and legendary Rhode Island vampire Mercy Brown is the host. The haunting begins Oct. 6 and will be open Tues. – Sun. 6-9 p.m. through Halloween. $10 per person.

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