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Irish Dracula Play to Premiere on Campus with Dramatic Reading, April 13

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences will present a special dramatic reading of The Irish Dracula: A Melodrama in Five Acts, written by James Doan, Ph.D., professor at the college. Over the past month, NSU undergraduate students worked with Doan and Daniel Gelbmann, M.F.A., assistant professor at the college, to refine the play’s script and develop set and costume ideas for a possible full-stage production next year. The NSU community and those interested in Dracula are invited to attend this performance.

Dramatic Reading of The Irish Dracula Play

Saturday, Apr. 13
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Mailman-Hollywood Building | Second Floor Auditorium

BramStoker

About the Play

The Irish Dracula: A Melodrama in Five Acts is based on Bram Stoker’s 19th Century novel, but focuses on the Irish-born author’s relationship with Henry Irving, actor and director of the Lyceum Theatre in London, for whom Stoker worked as business manager more than 25 years.

Set in London and County Sligo, Ireland, in 1888, the play examines the colonial Anglo-Irish politics of the era and psychosexual elements implied in the original text. The Irish Dracula also sheds light on the development of the vampire tradition in European and American thought, though presenting a different conception of the figure.

About the Playwright

James Doan has taught an NSU course on the vampire for the past 20 years. He is co-editor of a collection on The Universal Vampire: Origins and Evolution of a Legend, along with Barbara Brodman, Ph.D., professor at the college. Pending receipt of a grant, Doan plans to produce a full-stage production of The Irish Dracula at NSU next year.

Admission to the dramatic reading is free, although space is limited. To reserve your seat, contact Dotty Hayes, in the college’s Division of Humanities, at (954) 262-8147.

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