SBP Performing Dracula Play


St. Benedict’s spring play runs through the weekend

St. Benedict’s Drama Guild has an upcoming production by the name of “The Passion of Dracula,” directed by Theater Teacher Mrs. Patricia Flynn.

The play was written by Bob Hall and David Richmond. According to, “The Passion of Dracula” adaptation transports playgoers to a small village in the English Countryside. A trio of doctors, a young reporter, and a brave English lord battle the mysterious Count Dracula.

“Set in 1911 in the English countryside, a new resident by the name of Count Dracula appears and suddenly strange disappearances and mysterious murders haunt the once-peaceful community,” according to a review of an earlier production on the Oregon State University website. “Is this all a coincidence or is there more to this enigmatic figure than meets the eye?”

Drama Guild member Angel Bustillo UDII encouraged the community to come and support the effort.

“I don’t think many people realize how much time and effort goes into making our plays,” Bustillo said. He added that drama students have been working long days for almost two months to prepare for the performances.

“It’s a good way to support people who have been working very hard,” Bustillo said, describing the play as an interpretation of the classic 1897 Bram Stoker Gothic novel, “Dracula.”

The production is more entertaining than “deep,” he said. “It’s just something to bring the community together and have fun with,” Bustillo added.

The play opened yesterday and will be performed Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m.

Elizabeth Lodato, an English/Social Studies Teacher, is the assistant director of the play.

Last fall, the Drama Guild performed “Miss Evers’ Boys,” a fictional account of the notorious Tuskegee Study.