Raven and Lulu are two young women seeking refuge who become unexpected guests at Dracula’s annual Halloween party. Igor the hunchback and their host, Dracula, seem friendly but chills and laughter escalate as monstrous guests arrive. It becomes clear that Zack the Zombie, Frankenstein, and the mummified Egyptian Queen Nefertiti are not in costume but are real…and possibly dangerous. An out-of-season Ghost of Christmas Past even makes an appearance and takes Dracula on a journey of discovery. Will Dracula’s affection for one of the girls keep her safe, or is she destined to be bitten and lead a vampire’s life of darkness? This frighteningly funny spoof proves that love can touch even a vampire’s heart…and that monsters really know how to party! Simple to stage with only a unit set and minimal props.
PLAYWRIGHT RENEE REBMAN TALKS ABOUT “DRACULA IN LOVE”
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: My home theatre was looking for a Halloween comedy and I so enjoy spoofs and melodramas, I decided to write my own.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
A: My favorite aspect of the play is the fact that so many different monsters come together in one unique story. I have a soft spot for loveable, childlike Frank who always makes me smile.
Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
A: The characters are certainly not based on anyone I know! They just came alive in my head and I don’t like contemplate what that says about me!
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: I am simply trying to achieve an over-the-top humorous, spooky, fun play that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
A: I would like to add that I love writing plays and hope that theatre remains alive and well for a long, long time. It has added so much joy and gained me so many friends over the years I cannot express how much it means to me.