When you enter the Fair Theatre in Somerville, Tenn., you are instantly transported in time to an era far removed from today. It was inside this building that monster actor greats, like Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney appeared on the silver screen, when the "Fair" was a movie theater. It was later that the Fair became a performing arts venue and home to many wonderful stage plays and other live performances. This wonderful old building still continues to bring in the crowds, and the performances here leaves the audience with a special feeling that they have been through a rift in time.
As October 31, 2013 nears, we are reminded that it is a date known since 1556 as "All Hallows' Eve," and later "Halloween." It is a time when the minds of the masses linger on the ideas that there may be supernatural forces at play, and that we can see and feel their presence as All Hallow's Eve approaches.
Director Shannon Elsea and actors and crew from the Somerville repertory group, STAR, Inc. will help manifest the ghoulish festivities and haunting spirits of the season with their stage production of "Dracula - Lord of the Night" at the Fair Theatre in October.
The live (or should I say undead) stage play will be performed Oct. 11 & 18, 2013 at 7:00pm, Oct 12 & 19 at 6:00pm and 10:00pm, and Oct. 13, 2013 at 2:30pm.
Tickets for Dracula will be $10.00(open seating). However; if you come in costume, you receive a $2 discount at the door. Credit/debit cards are welcome, and for more information, call 901-212-8926. There will be a follow up story on this play, with an interview with the director and some photos of the cast. People are just "dying" to see this show.
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