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‘Dracula’ opens at Taproot Theatre Friday, Naked City and Strokes Paint & Sip team up for Halloween night vampire-themed party

“Dracula” opens at Taproot Theatre this Friday, Sept. 25 and runs through Oct. 24, at 204 N. 85th St. This is the world premiere of Nathan Jeffrey’s adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel. It’s recommended for ages 14 and up.

The battle between light and dark erupts in a brand new adaptation of this classic thriller. Far from the romanticized vampires of recent years, this monster is a dire threat to humanity. Dracula lurks in the shadows, plotting to prey on the people of England. As night falls over London, intrepid heroes join forces to defeat him with the only weapon he fears — a heart willing to sacrifice everything.


Aaron Lamb and Jeff Berryman. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

In conjunction with the show, Naked City Brewery and Strokes Paint and Sip have teamed up for a Halloween party on Oct. 31. Strokes Paint and Sip will take over Naked City’s Screening Room, at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., for a Dracula-themed painting party (time TBD). Then, at 7 p.m., Naked City will show a vampire silent film double feature of the 1922 classic “Nosferatu” and 1934’s “Vampyr.” Wear a costume and be part of the costume contest, judged by Naked City staff with winners announced at 11 p.m.