Before Twilight and True Blood, before Dracula even, there was....NOSFERATU: THE FIRST VAMPYRE
Written & Directed by Alex Dawson; Music by Bruce Donnola; Make-up by Dan Diana
Featuring: Quinn Shephard, Phelan Tupik, Laurence Mintz, Shayfer James, Jane Hardy, Jason Stewart, Michael Jarmus, and Laurie Shephard. With Caryle Owens as Count Orlock.
Based on the 1922 German Expressionsit film by F.W. Murnau, Dawson's stage adaptation additional draws on Chinese shadow-play, Shakespeare, and explorer/Orientalist Richard Burton's translation of Hindu vampire fables to tell the story of Count Orlock, a rat-fanged Romanian looking for love even as he brings a boat load of Black Death to a German Village.