- October 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Due to technical difficulties, “Count Dracula” has been rescheduled to November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24
WHAT: The Rialto Players presents Count Dracula written by Ted Tiller. “Count Dracula” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company. The production is directed by RC Wilkins.
WHEN: November 15, 16, 22, 23 — Fridays & Saturdays 7pm, November 20, 24 — Sundays 3pm.
WHERE: Rialto Theater, 209 W. Main St., Florence, CO
Count Dracula Synopsis
In Mr. Tiller’s comedic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s vampire legend, Dracula, as there has been a new Count that has moved into a remote neighborhood just north of London.
The overly friendly sister, to the director of the local mental institution, invites him to dinner at her family’s combination home and ‘Asylum for the Insane”.
There, Count Dracula meets Mina, Dr. Seward’s beautiful and virtuous young ward. As quick as a flap of a bat’s wing, the evil Count sees Mina not only as a tasty morsel but also as a potential bride.
Dr. Arthur Seward cares for his residents, including the bug-eating Renfield, while agonizing over Mina’s mysterious illness was contracted at the same time Count Dracula took up residence in a castle neighboring the asylum.
The other characters — Hennessey & Wesley, attendants at the asylum, Arthur Seward’s sister Sybil Seward, Jonathan Harker, the long-suffering fiancé, Dutch researcher & Vampire Hunter, Heinrich Van Helsing — gradually realize what is in their midst.
Tiller breaks from tradition in the character of Sybil Seward. The doctor’s sister frequently breaks the tension with her dotty pronouncements, inducing laughs as well as shivers.
But even Sybil’s silly sayings can’t erase the horror when Dracula is ultimately unmasked.
TICKET PRICES: $12 for General Admission. $10.00 for Student/Seniors. Tickets will be available September 16, 2019 at Vintage Revival [downtown Canon City], Big D Superfoods [Florence] and City Market [Canon City]. Tickets will also be available at the Rialto Theater box office for each performance.
You may also reserve tickets below.
Venue: Rialto Theater