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Dracula is Coming to the Mountainside Theatre in Cherokee, NC

From October 1st to the 31st, the Mountainside Theater in Cherokee, NC, will host the world premiere of Dracula: The Failings of Men, written by debut playwright Benedetto Robinson. The production is an original work by Havoc Movement Company that will be joining the Cherokee Historical Association for the fall season. 

Directed by Havoc’s co-founder Jake Guinn, a long-time veteran of outdoor drama, the show features a cast packed with live-stunt powerhouses as well as aerial effects that have been designed to bring the vampires to (supernatural) life. 

Dracula is an action-horror reimagining of the classic Bram Stoker novel as an immersive show. The audience will literally walk alongside Ada Van Helsing as she battles against the darkness in this high-action adaptation.

Tickets are $30 or $20 for enrolled members. VIP Experiences are available for an extra $20. 

There are only 199 seats available per show, and masks will be required for all attendees.

Dates: October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30th. 

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Meet The Cast

Benedetto Robinson is an actor, fight choreographer, and action performer based in Atlanta, Georgia, and a member of Havoc Movement Company. No stranger to outdoor theatre in NC, Benedetto has worked on stage at The Horn in the West and at The Lost Colony, and is elated to be headed back to NC to debut the role of Dracula in this new adaptation of Stoker's classic. Recent credits include DOT with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre (Fidel), Narnia (Aslan) and Sleepy Hollow (The Headless Horseman) with the Serenbe Playhouse, and The Hobbit (Thorin Oakenshield) at Synchronicity Theatre.

Bailey Frankenberg is thrilled to be making her debut in Cherokee this October as Lucy in Dracula: The Failings of Men. Bailey is an NYC-based actor and movement artist with a love for vampires, Halloween, and all things spooky. She originates from Oklahoma, is Choctaw and a Cherokee Nation citizen, and spent the last couple years as a singer at Tokyo Disneyland. Bailey just wrapped the 84th season of The Lost Colony as Eleanor Dare and is dying to share the darkness with you at the Mountainside Theater this fall.

Jon Meyer is a Kentucky-raised actor and fight choreographer based out of New York City. When he isn’t teaching fighting for stage and screen, you can find him in a random field doing Tai Chi. Jon is very excited to play the role of Dr. Seward in Dracula: The Failings of Men this fall, mostly to battle vampires with his friends at Havoc Movement and sound smart on stage.

Vinnie Mascola is an Atlanta-based actor most frequently seen on stage at The Shakespeare Tavern. He enjoys gardening, cooking, and camping in his free time, and he wants to be friends with your dog. Vinnie is beyond excited to get to bring Renfield to life in this production, and to get to work with Jake and the amazing team he has assembled.

Tiza Garland stars as Ada Van Helsing, a conqueror of the dark and enemy to demons everywhere! Tiza is an Associate Professor of acting and movement at the University of Florida where she is the resident fight director and intimacy director. She is eager to return to an outdoor stage; she was on stage at The Lost Colony (Agona/Fight Captain). Recent credits include Cardboard Moon (Stella) in the New Works Play Festival at the Hippodrome Theatre; Up the Ladder, Down the Slide (Karen) for PlayFest at Orlando Shakes; and Two Musketeers (Milady/Queen/Actor 2) at the Hippodrome Theatre.

Michael Brewer is working with Havoc Movement Company for the first time. However, he has worked at Mountainside Theatre for the past two seasons of Unto These Hills and for Sleepy Hollow in 2019. He is pleased to be able to perform in the Great Smoky Mountains of Cherokee once again. Michael made his way from the University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program more than two years ago, and in addition to performing, also teaches acting, voice and articulation, and other theatre classes at Western Carolina University.

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October 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30th


Mountainside Theatre

688 Drama Road

Cherokee, NC 28719

Phone: 828.497.2111

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