Spring Production 2016 - "Dracula"
Script adapted by William McNulty, originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane, from Bram Stoker's world-famous novel
Count Dracula: Luca Manganelli
Abram Van Helsing: Richard Brown
Thomas Seward: John Hyland
Renfield: Melissa Magarici
Margaret Sullivan: Beatrix Castellote-Iselin
Norbert Briggs: Hansueli Müller
Lucy Westphal: Georgia Byrne
Jonathan Harker: Saurabh Sinha
Monster: Alice Ginger Zagato
Mina Grant: Janine Jakob
The Brides: Barbara Bekalska, Emily Kay, Fiona Müller
The Child: Viola Arcuri
The Second Child: Marilu’ Cirillo
Other Vampires/Lunatics: Caroline Hackett, Ioana Luciu, Chloe Bernard and Morgan Limbaugh
Director: Luca Manganelli:
"I wanted to create a horror atmosphere but with a strong visual impact: aesthetically rich and striking, where horror and beauty combine."
Producer: Sue Newstead
Professor Van Helsing and his brave comrades must hunt down and destroy the profoundly evil Count Dracula. But the Count is exceedingly resourceful, employing superhuman strength, psychic powers, and shape-changing to confound and frustrate his antagonists. Many dreadful things happen in this story: a young man drives a stake through the heart of his beloved; a woman begins to lose her true self and descend into bestiality; yet another woman’s mind is completely destroyed and she becomes a helpless slave. Culminating in a wild and shocking confrontation between the King of Vampires and those who would rid the world of him, this adaptation is an action-packed, blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker's classic tale of horror. In this version there is nothing romantic about Dracula; he is a vicious and unscrupulous monster who thrives on the blood of his victims and on their suffering. This is a confrontation between Good and Evil that will be as wild and bloody as in the best horror tradition.
Venue: Rampe Theater, Byfangweg 6, Basel
10/11/17/18/24/25 June 2016