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STARKVILLE, Miss.âThe L.A. Theatre Works presentation of a legendary horror tale is the next Lyceum Series program at Mississippi State.
âDraculaâ will be performed Oct. 20 in Bettersworth Auditorium of the universityâs historic Lee Hall. The curtain rises at 7 p.m.âor approximately 45 minutes after that dayâs sun has set.
General admission tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at www.lyceum.msstate.edu/#!order/c1naa or by visiting the Colvard Student Union, Suite 314.
L.A. Theatre Works is a non-profit California media arts organization whose mission over the past quarter-century has been the presentation, preservation and dissemination of classic and contemporary plays. For more, see www.latw.org.
The play is based on Bram Stokerâs novel that debuted in 1897 with little fanfare. Over the decades, however, the Irish authorâs gothic classic has been retold in numerous movie and television productions, as well as in numerous contemporary spin-offs.
In Charles Moreyâs acclaimed adaptation, Count Dracula has slipped quietly into Victorian London. Time passes and the city becomes helpless against his frightful power.
Only one man seems capable of stopping the bloody carnage. The clever and resourceful Dr. Abraham Van Helsing sets about locating the vampire lair so he may pierce the Prince of Darknessâ heart with a wooden stake.
Their battle becomes an epic confrontation between good and evil.
For more on the MSU Lyceum Series, visit www.lyceum.msstate.edu or telephone the Center for Student Activities at 662-325-2930.