Otherworld Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents Countess Dracula, a new adaptation of the classic horror tale. A dramatized retelling of the mother of all vampire stories, Countess Dracula is set in 19th-century New Orleans and New York. Portrayed as an African American woman, Dracula becomes an avenging angel against the high society of white patriarchy that seeks to oppress her and her people. Countess Dracula promises a macabre bloodbath for Halloween.
The cast includes Columbia College alum Mike Danovich ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, as the vampire hunter Van Helsing. The show’s fight choreographer is Columbia College alum Almanya Narula ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting.
Countess Dracula contains blood violence. Ponchos will be provided to patrons, but audiences are encouraged to take extra precautions with regards to clothing. Otherworld Theatre uses Blood Jam by Gravity Momentum which is designed to be washable, but patron discretion is still advised.
The show runs through November 2 at Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark Street, in Chicago’s Belmont Theatre District. For tickets, click here. All tickets are Pay-What-You-Can.