We Happy Few will benefaction Bram Stoker’s DRACULA as a subsequent installment of a Classics in Action series.
Experience this nightmarish feat of storytelling as it propels we by a memorandum, journal clippings, and diary pages of a raging vampire hunt. With true confluence to Stoker’s text, immersive staging, and chilling, terrifying (and of march silly) performances, we move a assembly into a heart of DRACULA’s conflict: a intersection of predator and prey.
Listen to them – a children of a night. What song they make. You dwellers in a city can't enter into a feelings of a hunter.
DRACULA is set to electrify a accumulation of opening spaces opposite a DC Metro area. After a soothing opening during The Shed, a residence show/gallery space in NE in midst September, We Happy Few (WHF) is set to perform DRACULA during Otis Street Arts Project on Oct 14, The Southeast Library on Oct 26, and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop on Oct 30. In further to a DC run, Dracula will also make a trek down to Durham, NC to seem during SPECTRE Arts. DRACULA is a family-friendly show, and kids are acquire during all performances.
Robert Pike (HENRY V, CHALK) will proceed a expel of 4 DC actors and artists in DRACULA. The prolongation facilities Kerry McGee (A MIDNIGHT DREARY, THE WINTER’S TALE), Jon Reynolds (A MIDNIGHT DREARY, CHALK), Grant Cloyd (BROTHER MARIO: Flying V) and Meg Lowey. The 4 actors will take on countless roles, low-pitched instruments, and shade puppets over a march of a fast-paced, hour-long melodramatic experience.
Founded in 2012 by Hannah Todd and Raven Bonniwell, We Happy Few is committed to presenting productions that offer a singular viewpoint on classical texts. We Happy Few has determined itself as one of Washington D.C.’s best tiny entertainment companies (the DCist, 2015) by nurturing a artistic sourroundings that thrives on garb collaborations with some of a nation’s many earnest rising entertainment artists.
WHF’s flagship prolongation of a 6 actor, 90-minute HAMLET premiered during a 2012 Capital Fringe Festival to good acclaim, exploring a thought that a whole play unfolded in a pretension character’s mind. WHF’s prolongation of HENRY V final open was hailed as “a fascinating, resonant, and critical new take on a famous work” (Broadway World). DC Metro Theater Arts announced that We Happy Few’s work is “a new proceed to Shakespeare we will not wish to miss.”
DRACULA is a second prolongation in a Classics In Action series, a module that is clinging to bringing classical novel to life as melodramatic experiences. By permitting a assembly to join in aspects of a performance, transforming nontraditional spaces, and charity splash pairings specifically tailored to any story, we wish to spin a novel into a night to remember. We Happy Few kicked off their Classics In Action array final year with A MIDNIGHT DREARY, an dusk of 3 Edgar Allan Poe stories that kept a assembly relocating by mixed spaces as a stories unfolded. Look for an encore one- dusk opening of A MIDNIGHT DREARY during Capitol Hill Arts Workshop on Nov 20.
IF YOU GO:
October 14 during 8pm during Otis Street Arts Project: 3706 Otis St. Mount Rainier, MD
October 26 during 7pm during a Southeast Library: 403 7th St. SE *This is a Free Performance
October 30 during 7pm during a Capitol Hill Arts Workshop: 545 7th St. SE*This opening facilities a special $5 children’s sheet price
Links to tickets to a Otis Street and CHAW performances are accessible during www.wehappyfewdc.com/dracula.
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Photo Credit: Mark Williams Hoelscher