Saturday, March 6th @ 7:30 pm (Live Talk-Back w/ Playwright Tracy Brigden + cast after Saturday performance)
Sunday, March 7th @ 2:00 pm
By Tracy Brigden
Directed by April Daras
Time and Place: London, 1870s through early 1900s. New York, mid 1980s.
Bram Stoker, author of the Gothic masterpiece, Dracula, spent much of his career in service to the British Theatre's most famous leading man, the actor/manager of the London's Lyceum Theatre, Henry Irving. Together, Irving and his leading lady, Ellen Terry, ruled the London stage for the later part of the 19th century, and many literary historians feel that Irving was the model for Stoker's famous Count and Terry for the novel's "modern" woman, Mina.
Stage Struck follows Stoker through his years with Irving and Terry while interweaving the story of a different troupe of players in the 1980s downtown theatre scene as they navigate the sex, drugs and rock and roll of that golden era of NY theatre to mount a production of Dracula. The two worlds collide in theatrical ways and reveal that a life in the theatre is both fraught and joyous in any century.
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