Atlantic City Ballet’s Dracula will hit the stage at the Stockton College Performing Arts Center in Ponoma on Thursday, Oct. 27, and at Ocean First Theatre /STAC in Manahawkin on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The play, reviewed as a “sumptuous and exciting production,” by Ed Wismer of the Cape May Star and Wave, will be composed in three acts, based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The story is set in 15th century Eastern Europe, telling the tale of a young lawyer, Jonathan Harker, who is captured and imprisoned by Dracula.
After becoming inspired and obsessed by a photograph of Jonathan’s fiancé, Mina, Dracula goes to London to meet and victimize her. After he drains the life of her best friend, Lucy Westenera, Dracula captures Mina. Dr. Van Helsing then leads a crusade to free Mina and the world from Dracula.
“It will be an exciting season, with new works and new choreographers that will take the company to a whole new level,” says Phyllis Papa, artistic director for the 30-year- Atlantic City Ballet. “It is a very exciting time to experience the ballet.”
Performances will start 7:30pm at the Stockton PAC, and 4pm at the at Ocean First Theatre/STAC. For tickets or more information, call (609) 804-1995. — Lauren Wainwright