‘Dracula’: drama, sex and humor in the Havanafama scene to celebrate Halloween

Cast of 'Dracula'.  From left: Paut William, Jorge Ovies, Rei Prado, JJ Paris.  Below: Adriana Oliveiros, Salomón Barros, Alicita Lora and Luis Hernández.

Cast of ‘Dracula’. From left: Paut William, Jorge Ovies, Rei Prado, JJ Paris. Below: Adriana Oliveiros, Salomón Barros, Alicita Lora and Luis Hernández.

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Count Dracula has arrived in Carfax, England, in search of victims that will make him survive 500 years longer than he has already lived.

During his visit he has met Mina, a woman he victimized long ago and who, not serving him as a source of fresh blood, replaces her with Lucy, who falls into his arms instantly, without imagining that she will have to face Professor Adsonio, a vampire hunter who has come from Holland to help the locals get rid of the fearsome monster.

Is about draculaa horror and suspense drama by Roberto Antínoo based on the book of the same name by Bram Stoker, which will occupy the Havanafama stage starting on Friday, September 30, at 8:30 pm, under the direction of Juan Roca.

The cast is made up of JJ Paris, Jorge Ovies, Paut William, Salomón Barros, Rei Prado, Adriana Oliveiros, Alicita Lora, Rafael Farello and Luis Hernández.

“Like Don Juan Tenorio waves Christmas Pastorelas, dracula It is a period work that gives free rein to the imagination when it comes to making a creative montage. And since Halloween is coming, it seemed like the right time to bring it to the stage,” Roca told el Nuevo Herald, after pointing out that the piece has a lot to do with those exciting stories that are told in the darkness of a room, near a fireplace, or in a dark forest, at midnight, and that make anyone jump just by hearing the slightest noise.

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JJ Paris and Adriana Oliveiros in a scene from ‘Dracula’. Courtesy havanafame

Regarding the treatment of the character, the director explained that his version emphasizes its sharpness and elegance.

“I think that the fascination with this character over the years is due to his obsession with eternal life and his empathy with blood, one of the fluids that can cause terror as well as sexual desires,” explained Roca, who between the moments The most shocking parts of the plot highlighted Lucy’s wedding with the count, the seduction of the housekeeper by the vampire, “one of the passages where the humorous part of the work is centered”, and his confrontation with Andrea, a subject hybrid that is not known if it is male, female or animal.

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Luis Hernández, Paut William and Alicita Lora.

This is not the first time that Roca has worked on a text by Roberto Antínoo (1948-2022). Throughout the history of Havanafama he has directed Bernarda, the widows, I do not can be happy, Cinderella in Hialeah, Old Virgins and Whores.

Referring to the montage, where theatrical games abound in keeping with the Halloween season, the director added that the biggest obstacle was achieving the credibility of the special effects without competing with those of the film versions, where resources abound.

As for the validity of history, Roca asserted that “it is eternal.”

Feel the terror running through your veins, being part of this fascinating story of vampires, beings that are possessed by superior forces and in turn enslaved by the seduction of blood and sex, pray promotional material.

Why do you think the work will be liked?

“Because it contains all the elements to catch the public: drama, comedy, violence and sex,” he concluded.

dracula It will be presented from September 30, 2022, every Friday and Saturday at 8:30 pm at Teatro Íntimo Havanafama. 4227 SW 75 Ave, Miami FL. 33155. The work is not recommended for people with heart disease or claustrophobia. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or reservations call 786-262-4014.

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Arturo Arias-Polo covers theater, television, popular music and film, among other topics related to Miami’s cultural life. He is a graduate of the University of Havana.

‘Dracula’: drama, sex and humor in the Havanafama scene to celebrate Halloween