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On Halloween the Center for the Arts Presents the Horror Classic “Dracula”

October 12, 2015
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On Halloween the Center for the Arts Presents the Horror Classic “Dracula”

L.A. Theatre Works Brings Bram Stoker’s 1897 Novel to Life in a Live Radio Play 

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 12, 2015 – The George Mason University’s Center for the Arts spooks audiences this Halloween with the classic horror tale “Dracula” from L.A. Theatre Works. As the premier radio theater company, L.A. Theatre Works brings this chilling story to life with live readings and creepy sound effects made “the old fashioned way.” L.A. Theatre Works’ “Dracula” is at the George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on Oct. 31, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic horror novel about the iconic Count Dracula sparked a worldwide fascination with the undead creatures that thrive on human blood. In this acclaimed adaptation by Charles Morey, Dracula quietly moves from his native Transylvania to Victorian London and terrorizes the city as he preys upon its helpless citizens. The heroic Dr. Van Helsing is the only person who can stop the carnage, but to do so, he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce Dracula’s heart with a wooden stake.

The cast includes well-known TV and film actor Nicholas Hormann as the infamous Dr. Van Helsing. Hormann’s TV credits include “The West Wing,” “Parks & Recreation,” “Modern Family” and “Desperate Housewives,” and film credits include “Kramer vs Kramer” and the early Oliver Stone horror film “The Hand.” Horman is joined by veteran horror film actor Skip Pipo (“The Janitor,” “Sam Hell” and “Poker Run”) as Renfield. Michael Kirby, Paul Culos, Graham Outerbridge, Alexis Jacknow, Summer Spiro, and Patrick Wenk-Wolff round out the cast. “Dracula.”

Under the leadership of Producing Director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for more than two decades. LATW is broadcast weekly in America on public radio stations, daily in China on the Radio Beijing Network and programs are aired internationally on the BBC, CBC and many other English language networks. The company records its productions in Los Angeles before a live audience. Works by Arthur Miller, Tom Stoppard, Lillian Hellman, Athol Fugard, Joyce Carol Oates, Wendy Wasserstein, Neil Simon, David Mamet, Lynn Nottage and others have been performed and recorded by LATW. LATW has delighted audiences with its unique live radio theater style performances in more than 300 small towns and major cities, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington and Chicago, Beijing and Shanghai.

A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance in Grand Tier III at the Center for the Arts. The pre-performance discussion is sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts.

Ticket Information: Tickets for L.A. Theatre Works’ “Dracula” are $44, $37 and $26.  The Center for the Arts ticket office is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gmucfa and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GMU_CFA. 25th Anniversary Season hashtag: #GMUCFA25.

About Great Performances at Mason

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.

About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Mason is also one of the best values in higher education, producing graduates who lead all Virginia schools with the highest annual salaries.

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