DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP

David R. White, Executive Director and Producer

Cathy Edwards and Craig T. Peterson, Co-Artistic Directors

In association with Paul Lucas

presents

SON OF DRAKULA

Written and Performed by DAVID DRAKE

 

 

Dance Theater Workshop

219 W. 19 St.

(212) 924-0077 or www.dtw.org

 

October 24 through November 10, 2002

 

Directed by CHUCK BROWN

Set and Lighting Design by MARK T. SIMPSON

Original Music/Sound Design QUENTIN CHIAPETTA & MEDIA NOISE STUDIOS

Costume Design by JOHN BARTLETT

Press Representation THE JACKSINA COMPANY

 

What’s in a surname?

A whole lotta history, if it happens to be Drakula!

 

David Drake has returned to the New York stage in his autobiographical solo, SON OF DRAKULA. Here, Drake (born Drakula, and still so legally) is inspired to voyage to Romania in hopes of researching his family history, and discover if he is indeed descended from the infamous Vlad the Impaler.

 

In this new piece, Drake tackles the popular subject of the family tree. A subject that has the appeal of being one that everyone can relate to, Drake’s particular search has the added intrigue of his possible descendancy from Drakula himself. This piece is about more than gothic legend though. It is about family. It is about the particular complications of every individual family unit and how those personal experiences translate into universal commonalities. It is about the search for identity.

 

David Drake is an engaging performer who makes this personal journey a viable piece of theater. While ultimately a tad too long and involved, SON OF DRAKULA is, nevertheless, an impressive production.

 

- Kessa De Santis -

 

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