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    Der Vampyr

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    June 19 - June 28, 2014


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    Der Vampyr

    OperaHub presents a new adaptation of Heinrich Marschner's 1828 gothic opera DER VAMPYR. Though the work had its American premiere at the Boston Conservatory in 1980, it has not been seen in Boston since. 

    In the original, Lord Ruthven, the eponymous blood-sucker, has not been sucking his fair share of blood. The other vampires in his coven gather at the witches' dance to charge him with taking three virgins by...

    OperaHub presents a new adaptation of Heinrich Marschner's 1828 gothic opera DER VAMPYR. Though the work had its American premiere at the Boston Conservatory in 1980, it has not been seen in Boston since. 

    In the original, Lord Ruthven, the eponymous blood-sucker, has not been sucking his fair share of blood. The other vampires in his coven gather at the witches' dance to charge him with taking three virgins by the end of the third day, or he will perish as a mortal. Tragedy ensues in the local village until the vampire is vanquished. 

    Playwright/librettist John J King, whose IRNE-nominated parody FROM DENMARK WITH LOVE ran last summer at the Boston Playwright's Theatre and Outside the Box Festival, has turned the story on its head, tightened the plot by consolidating several characters, and laden it with pop culture vampire references. 

    CAST
    Jacob Cooper as Collins 
    Megan Welker as Lucy 
    Tamara Ryan as Della 
    Lindsay Conrad as Muffy 
    Eduardo Ramos as Parker 
    Justin Hicks as Swann 
    Heather Gallagher as Jane 
    Alexandra Dietrich as Xander 
    Adrian Jones as Giles 
    Andrew Sokol as Giles 
    Jacob Scharfman as Aro 
    Michael Merullo as Spike 
    Sam Parkinson as Jack 
    Sara Haugland as Kimberly 

    CREATIVE TEAM
    Christie Lee Gibson Producer/Director 
    John J King Librettist 
    Lina Gonzalez Music Director 
    Deirdre Benson Stage Manager 
    Chelsea Beatty Lewis Associate Producer 
    Joe Kidawski Assistant Director & Fight Choreographer 
    Ian W. King Lighting Designer 
    Kenny Burt Set Designer 
    Chelsea Kerl Costume Designer 
    Helena Mestenhauser Props Designer 
    Neil Fortin Hair/Makeup 
    Ida Aronson Master Electrician & Assistant Lighting Designer 
    Stephanie Mao Assistant Music Director/Pianist


    BCA Plaza Theatre

    527 Tremont Street
    Boston , MA 02118

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    Admission Info:

    FREE ADMISSION! 
    In the spirit of accessible opera for all, tickets are absolutely free, and may be reserved in advance online here: https://www.artful.ly/store/events/3363


    General Day and Time Info:

    DER VAMPYR runs 2.5 hours with intermission.




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