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DUBLIN, Ireland - In celebration of Bram Stoker's centenary, "The Break-Away Project" presents a staged reading of "Dr. Seward's Dracula," a play by Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier.
Following the success of its staged reading of Zettelmaier's "It Came From Mars" in January 2012, The Break-Away Project is delighted to offer another piece from Zettelmaier's playography. "Dr. Seward's Dracula" will be performed Sunday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m., and will be part of the Centenary Celebrations for Bram Stoker, Dublin native and author of the novel "Dracula," first published in 1897.
"As exciting as it is to be performed in another country, it's doubly so because of this opportunity to honor Bram Stoker," Zettelmaier told EncoreMichigan.com. "I grew up reading 'Dracula' and have long loved the classic horror genre. When the Break-Away Project asked me to be a part of this, I couldn't say 'Yes' fast enough. The Centenary includes events like a two-day symposium on Stoker's life, book signings by Dacre Stoker, Bram's great-grand-nephew and author, and even a wine reception at the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral. It is an indescribable honor to be included among these events. The fact that this play started out at the Planet Ant Theatre here in Michigan and has now made it overseas...thrilling is too small a word."
Set in London in December 1895, Dr. Seward has cut himself off from the rest of the world after losing his lover and friends to Dracula. He has been contacted by the Irish author Bram Stoker, who wishes to tell his story. Soon, a series of murders occur, very similar to the ones Seward fought to stop. The doctor must face demons both real and imagined to find the answers.
The performance will take place at the Centre for Creative Practice, 15 Pembroke St Lower, Dublin 2.
About The Break-Away Project
The Break-Away Project is a new performance group based in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in January 2012, The Break-Away Project has established The Break-Away Readings series, monthly events comprising of staged readings, concerts and showcases of new material. Its goal is to create opportunities for artists in various spectrums of the arts industry. The Break-Away Project provides a platform for artists to pool their skills together, enabling them to share their experiences and learn from each other's creative input. As part of its mission, The Break Away Project works towards creating links between Irish and American artists, regularly showcasing work by American artists in Ireland and developing showcase opportunities for Irish artists in America. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.facebook.com/breakawayproject or www.youtube.com/breakawayproject.