DENVER CENTER THEATRE COMPANY - October 1 - 31, 2010
...from the very beginning audiences are pulled into this dark and treacherous world ... Bram Stoker's Dracula is thrilling, chilling and a fantatstic production to see during this Halloween season ... this is the father of all vampires, the original vampire story.
A surprisingly original take on the iconic horror story … Drawing from the epistolary style of Stoker’s 1897 novel the DCTC’s production carves out an authentic niche … creates a strong sense of time, place and authenticity … Driven by a strong ensemble, an innovative dramatic structure, and some genuinely spooky special effects,
“He Said / She Said”
Mile High Critics
... By the end of Act one I realized I had been sitting with my breath held for at least a half an hour ...
Charles Morey's thrilling adaptation of Bram Stoker's gothic tale is loyal to the original novel in both plot and style ... lushly styled and amply frightening.
Denver Performing Arts Examiner
...well performed ... a snarling intensity.
PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY - October 22 - November 6, 2010
“Dracula” enfolds audiences with primal voices … so atmospheric and all-enveloping that it blurs the boundaries between its reality and our own. … Morey has also hooked into the primal elements that make stories of vampires perennially popular: the clash between good and evil … the desire for immortality and power over others, and particularly the struggle in each individual between spirituality and sensuality. The story of “Dracula” is so archetypal that it will probably never stop speaking to audiences, Pioneer Theatre Company’s production dramatically demonstrates why.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Modern interpretations of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” often focus on its psycho-sexual sub-text, or use vampirism as a metaphor for a variety of contemporary social ills.
Salt Lake City Weekly
…a hair-raising evening out.
The Deseret News
You usually don’t expect to be spooked at the theater … “Dracula”, however, might make you squirm and put a chill in your veins… it’s creepy and if you love Halloween, the entire effect of “Dracula” is good squeal inducing fun.
Salt Lake Magazine
… foregrounds the clash between good and evil while providing the audience with plenty of chills… Morey’s adaptation is restrained, atmospheric and moody, with nothing over the top, although there are thrills, scares and creepy moments throughout.
My Salt Lake
THE REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS - October – November 1992
The Riverfront Times
...The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis brings us a new adaptation of the classic horror thriller... from special effects to a talented cast, this one works on every level...
...the Rep's production of the Charles Morey adaptation of DRACULA is exactly the right sort of treat for this time of year, and definitely worth a visit...
The minute you enter the theater, you know you're in for something special. The Rep's DRACULA is visually exciting...captures the evil spirit of the classic tale...a potent theatrical happening.
...a drama replete with the texture of a classic Gothic mystery... filled with suspense and intrigue...
Salt Lake Tribune
...the script crackles with a vigorous , at times pounding style... wonderfully theatrical...no less erotic than the novel, in fact it comes across as more so...
Morey’s script is brilliant and cunning... appears to follow Stoker’s original concept almost word for word...