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Classic 'Dracula' story re-imagined to be scary once again

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Brown Coat Pub & Theatre is performing an original work called 'Dracula.' Brown Coat Pub & Theatre is performing an original work called 'Dracula.'
'Dracula' has been re-imagined by playwright Richard Davis to be scary once again. 'Dracula' has been re-imagined by playwright Richard Davis to be scary once again.
'Dracula' runs through November 17 at Brown Coat Pub & Theatre 'Dracula' runs through November 17 at Brown Coat Pub & Theatre

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The old is new again at Brown Coat Pub and Theatre.

Artistic Director Richard Davis has written an original play called Dracula about the iconic vampire that brings the story into modern times.

A film crew sets out to make a documentary to expose a fringe religious movement, but as they uncover the secrets, they realize they might not make it out of the cult.

Davis' goal is to make this age-old story scary again.

"The things that scared people in the Victorian era don't scare people today because this play has been spoofed, been satirized so many times over the years that we've seen it all and we laugh at it," said Davis.

So he's making the characters in his original work look inward.

"We're very happy pointing the finger at everybody else and telling them what they're doing wrong, but when we've got to look in a mirror we don't like that very much, so our version of Dracula really takes a look inside each person," said Davis.

Dracula is just the latest in a string of spooky Halloween performances over the years, which include Night of the Living Dead and Bug.

"We've made a mark in Wilmington for doing awesome Halloween productions year after year," said Davis. "It's kind of our thing, so people really look forward to what are we going to do."

Dracula

  • Oct. 24-26, 31, Nov. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
  • 5:00 p.m.
  • Brown Coat Pub & Theatre
  • 111 Grace St.

For tickets, call (910) 341-0001 or click here.

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