Dracula - The Bloody Truth

Hilariously scary play opens tonight

Stop what you are doing! It is of vital importance to you to read this column very carefully.

Your life may depend on it…..

Dracula - The Bloody Truth by La Navet Bete and James Nicholson was created by four modern day Monty Pythons from Exeter, Eng.

They decided to tell the Bram Stoker classic from the point of view of Van Helsing. In the play, Van Helsing claims he really knew Dracula, and that his story was “stolen by the snake Stoker.” 

I am the lucky Master of Disaster who gets to direct the Kelowna premiere of this worldwide hit.

My vaudevillian-style production expands the cast to seven and stars Elana Bizovie, Wells Dearborn, Graham Daley, Kirsti Hack, James Long, Kyla Ricard and Antonio Yu who takes on more than 40 different characters. 

The crew also shines as they make the ridiculous magic and mystery of this complicated disaster play possible in ways we can never reveal or we might have to kill you (wink). 

In true vaudevillian style, we will offer you music (by Graham Vink), horror, romance, tragedy, triumph and a whole lot of pop culture, New Vintage Theatre-style. 

I also hope I can lure you to our Vampire’s Lair after our show to hang out and dance with our monsters. 

There will also be a Bloofer Lady there offering you tricks and treats and a chance to grab a “cocktail."


It will all be bloody clear when you see my show, but beware it has all the sex, violence and tawdry details you have come to know and love from vampire legends so it is great fun for 12 and up, but not for little kids. 

Everyone needs a good laugh right now so I encourage you to dress to “vampress” and come and see something that is hilariously scary.

Dracula - The Bloody Truth runs until Sunday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m.

Get your tickets in advance, $25/$20 or at the door, $35.

For a video preview, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3RH8zaQxA4

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Bonnie Gratz is an actor, director, and playwright. She is the Artistic Director of Kelowna's New Vintage Theatre, and a member of the Playwright's Guild of Canada and The Literary and Dramaturges of North America. 

For more on Bonnie, check out www.bonnie-gratz.com or check out www.newvintage.ca

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