The popularity of vampires ebbs and flows — like blood? — unlike the garlic-fearing creatures themselves, who have always been around. In the 1990s Anne Rice and Interview with the Vampire
were the rage. Now, of course, it's all Twilight
and True Blood
. Yet long before these bloodsuckers, there was Bram Stoker's Dracula
, first published in 1897. This tale of Count Dracula and his undead ways hits the stage this weekend, thanks to the Harris-Stowe State University Players. Get caught up in the fangs at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday (November 19 through 21) at the Emerson Performance Center's Bank of America Theatre (3026 Laclede Avenue; www.hssu.edu
). The production features special effects, period costumes and even a dance number, so you'll be getting more than your money's worth out of your $5-to-$10 ticket. Make a purchase by calling 314-340-5975 — and watch those necks!
Nov. 19-21, 2009