Don Fleming, playwright
64 pgs. 9 female, 11 male
Doubling is possible
Originally produced in SCT’s Summer Season
Run Time: Under One Hour
Audience Recommendation: 13+
Based on Bram Stoker’s dark tale, this faithful, fast-moving adaptation tells the story of Dracula’s ultimate demise. The play begins with the arrival of Jonathon Harker at the home of Count Dracula in Transylvania. Unaware of Dracula’s evil and bloody lifestyle, Harker sets forth the sale of an estate in London to Dracula, and opens the door to Dracula’s reign of terror in Harker’s homeland. As Dracula moves on to his new estate, he leaves Harker behind as a meal for the horrible creatures that dwell at his Transylvanian home.
Dracula settles in at his London estate and begins his search for his next prized victim, Mina, the wife of Harker. After an attack on Mina’s friend, Dr. Van Helsing, an expert on ‘diseases of the blood’, and (unknown to the Londoners) a vampire hunter, is brought in to help. At the same time, Harker finally escapes from Dracula’s lair. Mina is attacked by Dracula, but is able to resist the lure of her new vampire impulses. In the final struggle, it is Mina who saves everyone by driving a stake through Dracula’s heart. All those once possessed by Dracula are now finally free, and Jonathon and Mina are reunited.
This script was originally developed for Seattle Children’s Theatre Summer Season, an acclaimed program in which student actors and theatre professionals come together to produce polished plays. The Summer Season scripts, inspired by classic works, were specifically written for students in grades 4 through 12 to develop acting and other theatrical skills.