Marking Yorkshire’s 50th season, Dracula’s back on stage to mark anniversary

Yorkshire Playhouse

YORK – It was 1973 in the Yorkshire Playhouse’s inaugural season when local actors presented “Dracula” for local audiences.

Forty years later, in 2013, it returned to mark that anniversary.

And this week, it will be back on the Yorkshire stage to commemorate a half-century of local playhouse productions.

“Dracula” will be performed oct. 6-8, 12-13 and 15. Times on Oct. 6, 12 and 13 are 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. being the matinee time on Oct. 7, 8 and 15.

The story written by Bram Stoker tells how “Lucy has been overcome by some mysterious illness. Professor Van Helsing suspects a vampire is responsible, but Dr. Seward has doubts. Will they discover the truth before Lucy is lost?”

The production comes at the perfect time of year, as Halloween is just around the corner.

The cast includes Dathan Nelson as County Dracula, Bonnie Bouc as Lucy Seward, Joseph Billington as Butterworth, Ian Wallgren as R.M. Renfield, Kelle Sweazy as Van Helsing, Elise Owens as Dr. Seward, Geoff Rose as Jonathan Harker and Rosie Kennedy as Miss Wells.

The production is being directed by C. Danielle Deal with assistant director Lauran Ostberg.

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