Two for one
Two titans of gothic literature, the stories that launched the horror genre, Dracula and Frankenstein will share the stage in two productions playing in repertory during the Classic Stage Company's 2019/20 season. Directed by John Doyle, expect chills and thrills aplenty as the iconic novels find new life.
Published in 1818 when the author was just 20 years old, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein tells the story of an experimental doctor obsessed with resurrection. After creating a 'man' through human body parts scavenged from graves, his success proves his own undoing as the weight of creating life weigh heavy on both him and his monster.
Appearing nearly 80 years later in 1897, Bram Stocker's Dracula introduced the world to the modern vampire, the suave and manipulative Count Dracula. The novel that launched a thousand adaptations and inspirations, it still remains an exceptionally frightening read, especially on a dark winter night!