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Final Night, December 6th, for “Dracula;” Bring your Fangs for Free Admission

By Grant Catuna, Currier Times Staff///

A bulletin board displays photos of the student actors for “Dracula,” playing at Curry’s Keith Auditorium December 3rd through 6th. Photo by Grant Catuna

As Curry’s Fall semester wanes to a close, courses and extracurriculars are nearing their end point. For many, now is the time to prepare for final exams, however for Curry Theatre, it’s looking like Halloween in December. Directed by Marcy Holbrook, Curry Theatre presents their adaptation of the classic 1897 horror novel by Bram Stoker: Dracula. The show will run from Saturday, December 3rd to Tuesday, December 6th in Keith Auditorium.

The show will star Sebastian Aparo as the infamous Count Dracula and Chris Wilder as Dr. Abraham Van Helsing.

“I have enjoyed working with these student actors, because of their enthusiasm and dedication,” says Director Holbrook. “Van Helsing, played by Chris Wilder has the most lines and brings a forceful performance, while the play revolves around Dracula, played by Sebastian Aparo whose performance makes you believe vampires walk amongst us!”

When asked about what makes Curry Theatre’s production of Dracula different, Aparo referred to “the spirit we carry while we rehearse… [it’s] one of willingness to dive right into a job and carry it through with sparking motivation.”

Labeling it as one of the most “enthusiastic” casts he’s been with, Aparo believes that the tight-knit bond of the cast “will show on the stage and that is why I think people should come and see it.”

Holbrook has been impressed with the passion shown by the students after all the long hours put into rehearsals.

“They have worked so hard,” says director Holbrook, “We all have. Professor John Barrett and his stage crew have done a marvelous job on the set and board members are actively contributing as well.”

Professor Barrett and his stage crew members have been working on the set since early September and look to put the finishing touches on it this week. Holbrook noted that “Each and every actor has had the opportunity to have creative input, so there is a genuine collaboration in the process.”

This process is one that not all productions employ and it certainly adds to the enthusiasm of the cast and enhances the uniqueness of the production as a whole. Curry Theatre’s presentation of Dracula will premiere this Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30pm in the Keith Auditorium. Additional opportunities to see the play will be Sunday, December 4th at 2:30 p.m., Monday December 5th at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday December 6th at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 to the public, $5 with student ID, and free on Tuesday if you wear fangs or a costume.

People can reserve tickets by calling 617-333-2227 and tickets will also be sold at the door if the performance is not sold out.

You absolutely do not want to miss it!

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