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Sink your teeth into ‘Dracula’ at ONU

Oct 6, 2015

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” adapted by Charles Morey and performed by the Los Angeles Theatre Works, on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

In Charles Morey’s acclaimed adaptation, Count Dracula slips quietly into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil, necessary for rest between his victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, the smart and resourceful Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce Dracula’s heart with a wooden stake, setting up an epic confrontation of good versus evil.      

Under the leadership of producing director Susan Albert Loewenberg, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) has been the foremost radio theatre company in the United States for more than two decades. LATW plays are broadcast weekly in America on public radio stations and daily in China on the Radio Beijing Network, streamed online at and aired on additional international outlets, including the BBC, CBC and many other English-language networks. LATW has single-handedly brought the finest recorded dramatic literature into the homes of millions. The company records the majority of its productions in Los Angeles before an enthusiastic and loyal audience of season subscribers.

Works by Arthur Miller, Tom Stoppard, Lillian Hellman, Athol Fugard, Joyce Carol Oates, Wendy Wasserstein, Neil Simon, David Mamet, Lynn Nottage and others have been performed and recorded by LATW with casts of the most critically acclaimed film and stage actors. On the road, LATW has delighted audiences with its unique live radio-theatre-style performances in more than 300 small towns and major cities, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington and Chicago, Beijing and Shanghai. An LATW performance is immediate and spontaneous and features a first-rate cast, live sound effects and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theatre setting.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for ONU faculty and staff, and $10 for ONU students and children. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at