Monday, October 11, 2010

Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre presents The Transylvanian Clockworks


From: Beth Dell []
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2010 4:05 AM
To: Beth Dell


Beowulf Alley Theatre presents

The Transylvanian Clockworks by Don Nigro


(Tucson, AZ) Beowulf Alley Theatre, just off-Broadway at 11 South 6th Avenue, 85701, will present Don Nigro’s investigation of the Dracula myth in a powerful, complex, darkly funny and utterly terrifying vampire play unlike any you have ever experienced, The Transylvanian Clockworks. Performances will be held for three weekends only, October 22-November 7, 2010, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.


Set in London and Transylvania in 1888 (the year of Jack the Ripper), it captures the erotic power and poetry of Stoker's novel while looking more deeply into the characters' souls to examine the sensual and frightening undercurrents of this captivating Victorian tale. Jonathan Harker has returned from Transylvania so profoundly disturbed that he is confined to Dr. Seward's mental hospital and Van Helsing has been called in to help unravel the mystery of Jonathan's dementia. Jonathan's version of events at Castle Dracula leads them into a waking nightmare involving the mysterious foreign gentleman who seems to be seducing the women in Jonathan's life. Or is this mysterious gentleman simply opening their eyes to a new reality? In the surprising conclusion the real souls and motivations of both Count Dracula and Van Helsing are laid bare for all to see., probing and intensely erotic. This is a "Dracula" that teases shadowy intimacy and obsession from the myth, turns everything on its head and reveals a surprising new world.

--Seattle Times

Prolific American-born playwright, Don Nigro, is the author of challenging and indefinable plays that deal with madness, sex, obsession, history and love. He is considered the most published American playwright with over 200 scripts.


Dave Sewell, Director, directed Wait Until Dark and Arcadia for Beowulf Alley. He is the Chair  of the Artistic Development Committee and currently serves as the Youth Education Director for BATC’s YoungActors@the Alley. A native of Southern California, Dave has directed over thirty productions and participated in countless others as an actor, set designer, or technician. Since moving to Tucson in 1995, He has worked with Catalina Players, Desert Players, Old Pueblo Playwrights, Stark Naked Productions, and Tucson Theatre Ensemble. He has directed plays in a wide variety of genres, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, ‘night, Mother, Measure for Measure, Galileo, and Deathtrap. Dave holds a degree in Theatre from the University of California, Riverside.


The cast includes Laura Davenport, Evan Engle, Bill Epstein, Elizabeth Leadon, John Mussack, Danielle Shirar, and David Swisher.


Box Office Information:

-       Box office volunteers are available by phone Tuesday – Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and in person 45 minutes prior to each performance at the box office when the lobby doors open.

-       All tickets are held at will call. All sales are final. Reservations are encouraged.

-       We recommend this play for 13 years and older.

-       Run Time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with a 15 minute intermission



Ticket Prices:

$23           -           At door/by phone, VISA, MC, Discover, local check, cash

$18           -           Thrifty Thursdays

$12           -           Student/Military/Senior 60+ Rush Ticket (Cash at-door, ID Proof of Status required,

15 min. before curtain)

ONLINE ONLY DISCOUNTED SINGLE TICKET FOR EVERYONE at Use any credit/debit card accepted by PayPal and Google.



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