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Auditions: Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' for Act Two Productions

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Act II Productions of New Jersey to hold auditions for Bram Stoker's Dracula on Tuesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 14 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Investors Bank Theater in the RoxPAC, 72 Eyland Ave. Succasunna, NJ 07876.

“Fascinating,” “terrifying” and “romantic” are words that perfectlydescribe the spellbinding story of the nocturnal Count who survives on the blood of the living. Stoker Dracula tells of a timeless evil set loose in an unsuspecting modern world. It is a tale of seduction and surrender, sensuality and danger. Dracula stands as perhaps the most influential horror novel ever written.
Act II’s artistic director, Richard Norman, has adapted this new version of the 1897 Gothic horror story. Over the years since, theater, film and television have deviated from the central horror of Stoker’s story. This version does not. The complexity of the novel is not discarded, bringing the full tale of the vampire, in all its terror and dark allure, to the stage in a fast-moving theatrical work. It foregrounds the clash between good and evil while providing the audience with plenty of scares, thrills and chills perfect for the Halloween season.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Dracula - male: [Age Range: 30-40's, Character appears 70+ at the beginning of the show, physical role]

Jonathan Harker – male: [Age Range: 20-30’s, physical role]

Mina Murray – female: [Age Range: 20-30's]

Lucy Westenra – female: [Age Range: 20-30’s]

Dr. Seward – male: [Age Range: 20-40’s, physical role]

Mr. Swales – male: [Age Range: 50+, Cockney accent]

Quincey Morris – male: [Age Range: 20-30’s, physical role]

Dr. Van Helsing – male: [Age Range: 50+]

Arthur Holmwood – male: [Age Range: 20-30’s, physical role]

1stVampire – female: [Age Range: late teens+]

2ndVampire – female: [Age Range: late teens+]

3rdVampire – female: [Age Range: late teens+]

Renfield – male: [Age Range: 20+, physical role]

Captain of the Demeter – male: [Age Range: 40+, physical role]

Mate of the Demeter – male: [Age Range: late teens+, physical role]

Mrs. Westenra – female: [Age Range: 40+]

Mrs. Westenta’s Maid – female: [Age Range: late teens+]

Attendant to Dr. Seward – male: [Age Range: late teens+, physical role]

*Some characters will double. PLEASE NOTE: Ages are flexible. It is not about actual age, but about acting the age.

The show runs October 17, 18, 24, 25, 2014. For further information contact director@acttwoproductionsnj.org. or call Act II at 908-232-9568, or visit website: www.acttwoproductionsnj.org

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