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Long before “Twilight,” a nocturnal count survived on the blood of the living in one of the greatest horror stories ever told. Just in time for Halloween, America’s premier radio theater company returns to the Lied Center for Performing Arts with a spellbinding story of seduction, sensuality, danger and desire. Performed in their signature radio theater format, this L.A. Theatre Works production is a feast for the eyes and ears with a haunting set, stunning costumes and live sound effects.

Tickets are on sale at http://liedcenter.org, at the Lied Center box office at 12th and R streets, or by phone at 402-472-4747. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

In Charles Morey’s acclaimed adaptation, Count Dracula slips quietly into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil, necessary for rest between his victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, the smart and resourceful Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire's lair and pierce Dracula’s heart with a wooden stake- setting up an epic confrontation of good vs evil. Over the years, the story of Dracula has been used as commentary in modern studies of psychology, women’s issues, and colonialism, while never losing its place as one of the greatest horror stories ever told.

Under the leadership of Producing Director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, L.A. Theatre Works (LATW) has been the foremost radio theater company in the United States for more than two decades. L.A. Theatre Works is broadcast weekly in America on public radio stations, daily in China on the Radio Beijing Network, streamed online at www.latw.org and programs are aired internationally on the BBC, CBC, and many other English language networks. LATW has single-handedly brought the finest recorded dramatic literature into the homes of millions. On the road, LATW has delighted audiences with its unique live radio theater style performances in over 300 small towns and major cities, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Washington and Chicago, Beijing and Shanghai. An L.A. Theatre Works performance is immediate, spontaneous, and features a first-rate cast, live sound effects, and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting. This theater… is an event.