Fairleigh Dickinson’s University Players Present Dracula
Teaneck, NJ (April 4, 2006) — The University Players, the student theater group on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ, will present the classic thriller, “Dracula,” on April 21 and 22.
The production’s director, Professor James Rana has created a vivid, intense adaptation of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre production of "Dracula" for FDU's University Players. Rana's conception remains close to the style and spirit of the Bram Stoker novel, “Dracula,” which had both its first publication and stage debut in 1897. The play, like the original novel, is constructed in the form of letters and diary entries. It chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to London where he seeks the human blood that he needs to remain alive, while Dr. Seward and Dr. Van Helsing struggle to destroy him and free the world of his horrific power.
Rana is soon to appear at the Shakespeare Theatre Company of Washington, D.C. and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Festival, England, in Shakespeare’s “Loves Labour’s Lost.”
Performances are in FDU’s Experimental Theatre, University Hall, on River Road, Teaneck. On Friday, April 21, the performance is at 8 p.m. On Saturday, April 22, there is a matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door at $8 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors, and $3 for children under 12.
Press contact: Scott Giglio, University Public Relations
973 443 8756