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
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
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