SUNY Plattsburgh Departments of Theatre presents The Vampire of the Grotto at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016 in the Hartman Theatre in the Myers Fine Arts Building.
Inspired by a nineteenth century Gothic drama, The Vampire of the Grotto pays homage to the devices and conventions exploring ideas on gender, violence, and desire that still resonate today.
Director Shawna Mefferd Kelty PhD, an associate professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, looks forward to bringing this exciting, new play to our campus and community members alike. SUNY Plattsburgh Theatre Alum Lucas Haight is a member of the cast in The Vampire of the Grotto. He plays the roles of Master Swill, Father Francis, and Marsden.
The Vampire of the Grotto was written by award-winning playwright and Gothic scholar Aoise Stratford PhD who holds a post doc at Cornell University where she teaches playwriting, postcolonial drama, and a seminar on the female detective. She won the Susan Glaspell award for her play The Unfortunates. Her short plays have also won her numerous ‘best playwright’ awards and been produced at Looking Glass Theatre, City Theatre, Lakeshore Players, Stage Door, The American Globe, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Kitchen Theatre Company, The Exit Theater and many others, including international productions.
The performance is free to the public.