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  Countess Dracula at Otherworld Theatre

Countess Dracula

Otherworld Theatre
3914 N Clark Street Chicago

This re-imagining of Bram Stoker's classic novel throws our expectations out of the window and establishes Countess Dracula as much more than a monster in her story. While Otherworld Theatre's adaptation takes place in the same time period as the original novel, the play has been transports us across the pond to post-Civil War America. The title character becomes more hero than villain, as an African American woman navigating the complexities of her own power and those around her. The production offers inspiring diversions from the classic story we all know while still offering an action-packed bloodbath that will quench any horror fan's thirst.

Thru - Nov 2, 2019

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:30pm

Show Type: Drama

  Countess Dracula Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...The divine, the demonic, and the delectable all emerge in this Am'ber D. Montgomery and Nick Izzo adaptation (directed by Montgomery), but my biggest problem is with how tightly the playwrights cling to the source material, all at the cost of the show's pacing and possibilities. A looser grip on Bram Stoker's long (and sometimes meandering) bloodbath might've given the characters-played by a devoted and fiercely talented cast-more room for development and clearer desires. It would have allowed the writers to use more of the research they so obviously embarked upon."
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KT Hawbaker

Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...Countess Dracula is a bloody affair to be sure and this immersive theatre experience puts you just close enough to the action that you might just catch a drop or two. This reviewer can confirm that the substance they used can be rinsed out of light colors (even white!) with ease, but if you’re sensitive to such things, you would do well to accept the Poncho offered to you at the box office. Meanwhile, the fact that several actors play more than one role leads to most characters being partly splattered in blood through much of the show, further enhancing the macabre aura."
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Spence Warren

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