October 29-31, November 4-7, 11-13, 2010


Community Players Theatre

Sponsored by the Law Office of Frank Hoffman Attorney-at-Law


Lucy Seward, whose father is the doctor in charge of an English sanitorium, has been attacked by some mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist, believes that the girl is the victim of a vampire, a sort of ghost that goes about at night sucking blood from its victims. The vampire is at last found to be a certain Count Dracula, whose ghost is at last laid to rest in a striking and novel manner.

Authors: Hamilton Deane & John L. Balderston


Historian’s Corner

Dracula Preview (Curtain Calls 6.4, November 2010)

“Dracula,” the first horror play performed by Players, was also notable because of the debut of a ListenTech Hearing Assistance sound system which was obtained by a grant from the Illinois Prairie Foundation. The system connects up to four listening devices to the theatre’s sound system which enables patrons to directly hear dialogue and songs, bypassing background noises and other interference.