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Dracula opens at Parkwood Theater

Freshman Caleb Loftis, senior Caleb Dalby, junior Taylor Thortsen and sophomore Darby Andrews rehearse a scene from Dracula.

October can be a month of superstition and horror, and one thing that might come to mind is vampires. Dracula, the novel written by Bram Stroker in 1897, has been made into numerous plays. One play, performed by the Parkwood Drama Department, focuses on Lucy, a young girl living in England.

Lucy, through a tragic turn of events is bitten by Dracula and is slowly beginning to die. The play revolves around her friends and family finding a way to save her and kill the dreaded Count Dracula. With some comic relief from a mentally insane character to suspense about the outcome of Lucy, Dracula comes to life for the next two weekends on the Parkwood stage.

“The students have worked really hard on it [the show] and Dracula is worth seeing” says Patrick Antonucci, Parkwood's Theatre teacher. “Some people are going to be shocked by some of the students who have their parts down; it’ll make your skin crawl.”

This play features a cast and crew of Parkwood students who have dedicated much time to perform Dracula. Performances are Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th, and the following Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. 

Written by: Katia Keller, 12th grade student
Edited by: Regina Snelson
Posted: Oct 04, 2013 by Regina Snelson

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