The first films to incorporate sound were known as “talkies,” just as the word “walkies” was applied to the first plays not starring cardboard actors. Celebrate theatrical innovation with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get two tickets to see Grand Canyon University's student production of Dracula in the Ethington Theatre (a $24 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, October 23 at 2 p.m.
- Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m.
All seating is general admission.
Grand Canyon University's burgeoning thespians seize the stage in this year’s theatrical season with vibrant recreations of classic plays. In the gothic masterpiece Dracula, curtains rise on a fearful England, where a bloodthirsty vampire preys upon civilians and their stores of blood pudding. Award-winning playwright Steven Dietz adapted the Victorian novel for the stage, which morphs into the varied landscapes in which three heroes—Dr. Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, and Jonathan Harker—hunt the evil count. Though more than a century old, the tale delves into timeless themes, including good versus evil and garlic knots versus garlic bread. An intimate venue, the Ethington Theatre seats 311 spectators, ensuring that every seat has a pristine view of the mountains of Transylvania and the sinister sweep of Dracula’s infamous black cape.
Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University’s theater students involve themselves in every aspect of each production, from acting, directing, and lighting to set construction. The university hosts its performances in the 311-seat Ethington Theatre, whose intimate space brings audiences close enough to hear every whispered dialogue exchange and see the puppet strings attached to every actor’s limbs.
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