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DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES

I’m tired. But it’s a good kind of tired. This past weekend saw the closing of the second run of my original play, DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES. It ran for an entire month and played at two separate locations. Thirteen performances in all. It was a lot of work–a LOT of work–and a big investment of time. (Not only did I write the script, but in true Ed Woodian fashion I also directed and produced the show.) But it was so worth it. The work put out by my cast and crew, those who comprise, along with my lovely better half and myself, our production company, EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, was top-notch all the way through.

Melissa Knight Worobec as one of Drac’s Brides. The Brides have much larger roles in my version of the story.


If you build it, they will come, right? Well, we built it–the show–and people came. Audience attendance was strong, and audience reaction was even stronger. It is not an understatement that people loved this show.

In my version, Jonathan Harker (Jonathan Bain) doesn’t survive. So long, Harker!


To all theater groups out there, thinking of staging a production featuring Dracula, I submit to you that the script for DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES is as good as any that are available for performance rights purchase from any of the major publishing houses–and superior to many. If you don’t believe it, please, call me out on it. I’m that comfortable in my abilities. Unlike all those other versions, however, I am willing to allow other theater companies to perform the play ROYALTY FREE, in exchange for the publicity. Anyone interested can contact me for details.

My Dracula (David Schulte) didn’t look anything like Bela Lugosi or Christopher Lee, so I decided to go in a completely different direction–Anton LaVey! Having a Dracula who is seven feet tall was a definite plus! Also, note the lack of reflection in the mirror!


I hope you enjoy these photos from the production. There will be more to come!

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763

MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!

TheCheezman • November 30, 2017


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  • LadyG

    Bravo- and brava to the ladies. Where were the performances? I heard nothing about them locally and suspect they were far far away.
    Cheers,
    LadyG

    • The CheezMan

      Thank you. We are based in the northern Alabama/southern Tennessee area. This production was performed in Huntsville, AL.