Huntingdon News

October 21, 2013
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Huntingdon Drama Club presents Vampyre

The Huntingdon College Drama Club will present their fall production, "Vampyre," at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 24, and Saturday, October 26 in Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater. The dates of the play have changed from those originally planned. Thursday evening's performance, a dress rehearsal, is free and open to students, faculty, and staff. Tickets for Saturday's performance, which is open to the public, are $5 at the door.

In this darkly menacing, suspense-filled thriller, Lord Ruthven, a charming but vicious vampyre with a taste for gambling, gains the confidence of Aubrey, a weak-willed young man who is dazzled by Ruthven's worldliness and urbanity. Through him Ruthven gains entrance to the stately country home of Aubrey's aunt, the rich but sharp-tongued Lady Harwood. As he draws Aubrey ever more deeply into debauchery and debt, the others try to loosen his hold on the impressionable youth, but to no avail. Before the evil Ruthven has "sated his thirst," murder, terror and mounting excitement rule the stage.

This is a drama; viewer discretion, especially for younger audiences, is advised.    

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon has for three years been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 baccalaureate colleges.

Huntingdon's Cultural and Community Events Series programs are sponsored by Baptist Health. 

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