Theater to stage Dracula
Scranton, Pa., residents will get the chance to see a stage performance of 'Dracula' this summer. From the Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) Times Leader:
If you’d like to explore the world’s dark, eerie underbelly of evil, “Dracula” will open Thursday at Nay Aug Park as part of the Jason Miller Summer Theater Festival. “My goal is to do a production of ‘Dracula’ that, 10 years from now, you’ll still be saying, ‘I saw a production of Dracula,’ ” Schlesinger said, promising special effects and sound effects that will make the traditional Transylvanian dog’s howl sound like Lassie yelping hello. “These are well-thought-out effects,” he said. “And the actor we have playing Dracula is perfect for the role.” What makes Joe Lombardo, convenience-store owner by day, perfect for the part? “You have to go into it with a really domineering attitude, that you are greater than everyone you’re dealing with,” Lombardo said. “As the script says, (Dracula’s) been around for the last 500 years.” “Dracula” will run Thursday through July 31 and will be joined in the Jason Miller Theater Festival by “Politics, Sex, Booze and the Theater,” an evening of four one-act plays by Peckville’s own Tom Flannery, to be staged July 15-30 at McDade Park.I've shopped at stores with clerks like that.