Sunday, October 22
A Live Radio Play
Reyka Vodka Bloody Mary's
Agustino Perrone Style - The Most Elegant Bloody
Orson Welles' DRACULA: A Staged Radio PlayFEATURING: Danielle Illario, Jason Jackson, and Laurence Mintz. With Alex Dawson.
Count Dracula travels from the Carpathian Mountains to London where he preys on the virtuous Mina, daughter of Dr. Seward. He calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina's health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina's fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming herself one of the undead.
Fun Fact: The first audio play ever staged by radio bad-boy Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater on Air (later responsible the notorious War of the Worlds). Welles searched for long and hard for the perfect sound of a stake being driven through the heart of the vampire.
His sound team first presented a savoy cabbage and a sharpened broomstick for Welles's approval. "Much too leafy," Welles concluded. "Drill a hole in the cabbage and fill it with water. We need blood." When that sound experiment also failed to satisfy Welles, he asked for a watermelon.
The New Yorker recalled the effect: "Welles stepped from the control booth, seized a hammer, and took a crack at the melon. Even the studio audience shuddered at the sound."WITH: Period costumes! Theatrical lighting! Fog machine! Vintage commercials! Live musical interlude! Golden Age radio equipment! And extensive sound effects!
Performance at Stage Left Steak on Sunday, October 22 at 7 PM. Dine before or after the show (in Stage Left Steak OR Catherine Lombardi) and the performance is just $20. Drinks served during the performance. Complimentary Bloody Mary (Agostino Perrone style) with Reyka Vodka (the most elegant Bloody Mary ever served).
Stage Left Reservations here or 732-828-4444
Catherine Lombardi Reservations here or 732-296-9463
Please Note You Will Be Attending The Performance