Everyman Repertory Radio Theater to present ‘Dracula’

Wed, 10/25/2023 - 2:30pm

Story Location:
345 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
United States

    The Everyman Repertory Radio Theatre will bring a radio dramatization of “Dracula” to the Strand Theatre stage in Rockland on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. This live show will feature a cast of 10 actors and hundreds of sound effects.

    The production stars the Everyman Repertory Radio Company, with Dean Jorgenson as Dracula, Scott Anthony Smith as Jonathan Harker, Robin Jones as Renfield, John Jurcheck as Dr. Seward, Joseph Coté as Van Helsing, and Jen Hodgson as Mina Harker. Other parts will be played by Andrea Itkin, Liz McLeod, Jim Reitz, and Paul Hodgson as well as other members of the cast. “Dracula” is directed by Paul Hodson, with a soundtrack designed and performed by David Berez and Geoff Parker. Running time is 90 minutes.

    This radio version of Dracula is adapted by PG Hodson from the Mercury Radio Theatre and CBC radio adaptations of "Dracula." The story is based on the novel by Bram Stoker, published in 1897, in which a tale is related through letters, diary entries, and newspaper articles. At the opening, solicitor Jonathan Harker is on a business trip to stay at the castle of a Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula. Harker escapes the castle after discovering that Dracula is a vampire, and the Count moves to England and first plagues the seaside town of Whitby in the North East of England. Dracula recruits other vampires, including Lucy Westenra, the ward of Dr. Seward, and coincidentally, friend of Mina Harker, Jonathan’s wife. On Lucy’s “death,” he recruits his colleague from Holland Abraham van Helsing, and this team pursues Dracula to London and back to Transylvania for a final battle between good and evil, on the way freeing Lucy from her undead state.

    Tickets are $15/general admission. Beer and wine will be available at concessions. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit www.rocklandstrand.com or call (207) 594-0070. 

    The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland.