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"Dracula" comes to LSC-Kingwood

"Dracula" comes to LSC-KingwoodSomething scarier than Hurricane Harvey will befall Lone Star College-Kingwood.

The college’s Theatre Department invites the community to its first fall production, “Dracula”. This performance will run Oct. 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Music Recital Hall.

“’Dracula’ was chosen because it fits perfectly in our season’s theme, ‘Legends and Magic’. With all of its supernatural mystery, it will be an entertaining Halloween production that will teach the audience and students about the modern interpretation of the melodramatic art form,” said Kalliope Vlahos, technical director and designer at LSC-Kingwood.

According to Samuel French Publishing Company, “Dracula” will feature “Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanitarium, has been attached by some mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist, believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its victims. The vampire is at last found to be a certain Count Dracula, whose ghost is at last laid to rest in a striking and novel manner.”

This production is one of a few that will take place on the college campus since Hurricane Harvey. The storm flooded many building on campus including the Performing Arts Center, which was to house “Dracula”. The life-altering hurricane caused cast and crew to shorten rehearsal and prep time by one month and reevaluate the overall design of the set, lighting and costumes.

“This storm has given us a great learning opportunity! The students will experience what it means to adapt–what it truly means to say, ‘the show must go on!’”, Vlahos said. “We hope those who come to see ‘Dracula” view it as an entertaining escape form our current hurricane-infused reality.”

Tickets to “Dracula” are $14 for general admission, $12 for seniors age 55 or older, and $7 for students. Proceeds will go toward the food relieve fund for LSC-Kingwood students, faculty, and staff. The Music Recital Hall is located in college’s the Music Instructional Building (MUS). Tickets can be purchased at www.lonestar.edu/seasons. For more information, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/drama-dept-kingwood.htm or call 281-312-1709.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional and online formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 97,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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