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DRACULA Lands in Blair Hall Oct. 21-29

Sinclair Theatre presents a wickedly theatrical picture of Bram Stoker’s famous vampire, DRACULA, October 21-29, in Blair Hall Theatre, Building 2, on Sinclair’s downtown Dayton campus.

This version, written by Steven Dietz, is directed by Kimberly Borst who wanted to create a production that stayed true to the novel.  “The legend of Dracula has been so diluted and mocked throughout the last one hundred years, that there is very little fear left in the original story.  My goal was to evoke the same fear and horror that readers felt when the book was first published in 1897,” says Borst.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on October 23, and a Throwback Thursday performance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27. Sunday and Thursday performances are American Sign Language interpreted.

Adult tickets cost $18 with student/senior tickets at $15. All Throwback Thursday tickets cost $10. Tickets are available online NOW at

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“Not for the sensitive or squeamish audience, this production contains a lot of gore, blood, and erotic scenes aimed to shock, while telling the story that Bram Stoker told in the pages of his novel,” Borst continued.

A “blood and special effects” artist, Kaoime E. Malloy, has been added to the technical staff as well as a fight choreographer Gary Minyard and flying director William G.L. Courson (Sinclair alumnus).

Cast includes: Leo Santucci as Dracula, Maximillian Santucci as Van Helsing with Sydney Baker, Thomas Puckett, Jonathan Kelly, Tristan Rivera, Gabriella Neuerer, Nick Baver, André Tomlinson, Chelsey Hall and Erin McGee.

Award-winning designers include: Chris Harmon (scenic), Kathleen Hotmer (costumes), Dan Brunk (lighting) and Sarah Gomes (props). Student designers include Brooke Watson (wigs & makeup) and Isaiah Parnell (sound).