Tickets went on sale Nov. 1 for WCU radio broadcast production of ‘Dracula’

Western Carolina University’s original radio broadcast adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula” will be staged at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Tickets to the event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., are $10 and went on sale Tuesday, Nov. 1.

“This generation of young people is really interested in vampires, thanks to the ‘Twilight’ series, and it is time they learned the truth about Dracula,” said Don Connelly, head of WCU’s communication department, who wrote the script and is producing the show. “Although many of us think of the story of Dracula as a vampire jumping out from behind a tree and biting someone on the neck, Stoker’s novel is truly an involved, dark and fascinating mystery – one in which Dracula does do terrible things, but also pays dearly in the end. Our 60-minute radio show will authentically reflect the time period in which the story is set and is true to the original 1897 novel.”

“Dracula” is being presented by the Department of Communication, Department of English, Honors College, School of Music and School of Stage and Screen. The show is appropriate for adult audiences.

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