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WNCC Theatre Department Presents: Dracula

October 03, 2016
The WNCC Theatre Department at Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) presents "Dracula" by Richard Sharp, based on the novel by Bram Stoker. 
 
The definitive stage version of Bram Stoker's classic tale of longing, lust, and immortality. This compelling, often-produced drama is especially stage-worthy because it combines a close adherence to the Victorian novel with a modern theater approach.
 
"The play is a delicatessen for the senses. The love story of 'Dracula' is one of dominance and sensuality," says Play Director and Theatre Instructor Robert Thompson Jr. "The play is presented with innovative storytelling techniques."
WNCC performs "Dracula" as a dinner theatre Oct. 6 and 7 in the student lounge area at the Scottsbluff campus, also known as "The Pit." Dinner theatre performances are $25 for the community and $20 for WNCC students, faculty, and staff. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Dinner theatre tickets must be purchased in advance no later than Oct. 3 by visiting wncc.edu/wncc-foundation/events, or by contactingfoundation@wncc.edu or 308-630-6550.
 
The WNCC Theatre Department then tours the show to the Performing Arts Center in Alliance on Saturday, Oct. 8 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in celebration of the town's "Autumn on the Bricks" event. Doors open at 7 p.m. This is a "performance only" show and is free for everyone as a gift to the community in celebration of WNCC's 90th anniversary. 
 
Additionally, the theatre department is performing "Dracula" Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the student lounge area at the WNCC Scottsbluff Campus. Dinner is not being served Sunday evening. General seating tickets are available for the Oct. 9 "performance only" show for $5 each and may be purchased in advance online at wncc.edu/wncc-foundation/events or at the WNCC box office the night of the performance. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9. General seating tickets are free to WNCC students, faculty, and staff.
 
Cast members include Daniil Khludov of Moscow, Rushia as DRACULA; James Maag of Scottsbluff as DR. JOHN SEWARD; Jodell Schulte of Scottsbluff as LUCY WESTENRA; Brandy Mendoza of Gering as MINA MURRAH (HARKER); Jace Henderson of Scottsbluff as JONATHAN HARKER; Nick McDaniel of Gering as RENFIELD; Delidah Endrawos of Dhague, Netherlands as DR. ABIGAIL HEINRICH VAN HELSING; and Lydia Olson Jones of Denton, Texas, Pasiensia Marez of Scottsbluff, and Noemi Marin of Chappell as DRACULA'S WIVES.
 
For more information, email Robert Thompson Jr. at thompsor@wncc.edu or call 308-635-6038. To purchase tickets, visit wncc.edu/wncc-foundation/events or contactfoundation@wncc.edu or 308-630-6550.
 
To join the inaugural Performing Arts Season Pass program, visit wncc.edu/wncc-foundation/performing-arts or contact the WNCC Foundation at 308-630-6550 or foundation@wncc.edu.