Donate Blood and Save a Life Before the First Preview of “Dracula”
Our world-premiere adaptation of “Dracula” is among our biggest and most-ambitious projects to date, and preview performances are set to begin on Friday, October 12th! There will only be 11 performances of “Dracula,” so get your tickets today before they disappear!
Even if you aren’t coming to see “Dracula” in its first performance, you can still participate in our blood drive in partnership with the Community Blood Center of Kansas City from 3 pm to 7 pm on Friday, October 12th in the Olson Performing Arts Center on UMKC’s campus. Donors receive a free ticket to “Dracula”! See below for details.
Tune in to Kansas City Live (KSHB-TV) tomorrow, Friday October 12th, between 10 and 11 am to see “Dracula” Director John Rensenhouse and actress Yetunde Felix-Ukwu talk about the show!
Yetunde Felix-Ukwu and Dayton Hollis in “Dracula”
We’ll hosting a blood drive with the Community Blood Center of Kansas City before the first public performance on October 12th. Blood donors will receive a complementary ticket to the performance! Use the information below to set an appointment to save a life and see “Dracula” for free.
A Pre-Show Talk With “Dracula” Author, Mitch Brian
KCAT is hosting a one-time pre-show talk with Mitch Brian, the author of the “Dracula” on Thursday, October 18th at 6:45 pm before the 7:30 pm performance.
Mitch Brian has written screenplays and teleplays for major Hollywood studios, television networks and independent producers. He co-created and wrote episodes for “Batman: The Animated Series.” He co-wrote the NBC miniseries “The ’70s” with Kevin Willmott and has written screenplays for Chris Columbus, Oliver Stone, Geena Davis, and Dino De Laurentiis. He’s also an old-school Dracula fanatic who has written a variety of Dracula-related projects!
“Dracula” Pre-Show Author Talk with Mitch Brian
Thursday, October 18th @ 6:45 pm (7:30 pm performance)
(Performance Ticket Required)
Donor Lounge, 2nd Floor – Olson Performing Arts Center
Sensuous. Seductive. Sinister. Kansas City Actors Theatre presents its first-ever original production in this fresh adaptation, commissioned by KCAT, of Bram Stoker’s gothic classic. Produced in partnership with UMKC Theatre, this classic tale of obsession and desire arrives just in time for the Halloween season. Directed by John Rensenhouse after his record-breaking KCAT production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” last season. “Dracula” promises wickedly delicious fun, thrills, theatrical magic and intense performances.
“Dracula: A Song of Love and Death” is written by Mitch Brian, adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker. Featuring Freddy Acevedo, Yetunde Felix-Ukwu, Jason Francescon, Khalif Gilett, Dayton Hollis, Emilie Karas, Chelsea Kinser, Josh LeBrun, Marianne McKenzie, Lauren Moore, and Kip Niven under the direction of John Rensenhouse.
“Dracula: A Song of Love and Death” will perform at the Spencer Theater on UMKC’s campus from October 12 – 20. Get your tickets today at www.kcactors.org or by calling the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222.