Just in time for autumn haunting, Edmonds Driftwood Players is staging “Dracula” by well-known Seattle playwright Steven Dietz.
The production, which opens Oct. 12, is part of the theater’s alternate series of plays called Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities. TIP plays are staged in between the main stage productions and often feature new work, local playwrights and lesser-known shows.
Adapted from Bram Stoker’s classic novel, the play relies on the suspense and seduction found in the book.
Dramatist Play Service describes the action: “As Count Dracula begins to exert his will on the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker’s famous vampire.”
Directed by Paul Fleming, the cast includes Asa Sholdez, David Alan Morrison, Hanna Destiny Lynn, Emily Milburn, Jon Loina, Nate Thomsen, Phillip Keiman, Rebecca Erickson, Grace Madland, Justin Tinsley, Richard Morris and Joshua Behn.
Stage manager is Thomas A. Glass, and Diane Jamieson serves as production manager. Designers include Nancy Johnson, Steve Cooper, Y. Michael Uyemura, Melynda Malley, Arian Smit and Rex Goulding.
If you go
“Dracula” plays Oct. 12-22 at the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20 general, $18 for seniors, juniors and military. Call 425-774-9600 or go to www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org.