A modern-day female-focused theatrical Dracula adaptation by Patricia Lynn directed by Jacob Titus October 12-27, 2018 performed at Flamboyan Theater at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
Mina Murray-Harker wakes up in the hospital in the middle of the night: uninjured but unable to remember what happened to her. As she recovers, hazy memories begin to emerge out of the fog: her best friend's body on the ground, her husband fighting valiantly to save her, and a sinister figure sweeping out of the shadows, his arms coiling reassuringly around her. She remembers he whispered something to her. She remembers his words were surprisingly thoughtful and insightful: that they resonated deep within her soul. Too bad Mina still can't remember exactly what those precious words were... Your Invisible Corset is a new rewritten expansion of Hunger & Thirst’s 2016 production of Dracula. Inspired by our audience’s feedback that they loved seeing a variety of modern feminist themes within a traditional monster story, Your Invisible Corset delves deeper into these ideas. While staying true to the original novel, the story is more sharply focused on the struggles of Dracula’s female victims and illuminates how Bram Stoker’s themes regarding Victorian women’s role in society are strikingly relevant even today.
Your Invisible Corset will feature Hunger & Thirst company members Emily Kitchens, Lauren Lubow, and Patricia Lynn. The production will be stage managed by Heather Olmstead. Additional casting and creative team members will be announced later in the summer.