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Such Things as Vampires
September 20 October 31
Such Things as Vampires
September 20 October 31
World Premiere
September 20-October 31, 2018
Conceived and Created by Zak Berkman, Stuart Carden, Jessie Fisher, and Mary Tuomanen Directed by Stuart Carden Steinbright Stage
"Imagine Bram Stoker in a blender with Riot Grrrl Feminism"

Co-Creator Mary Tuomanen

We kick off our 2018/2019 Season with Such Things as Vampires, a highly theatrical folk-punk twist on the Dracula tale. Infused with lilting ballads, rock anthems, and melodious love songs, this concert-theatre event is an irreverent, bloody, and wickedly fun retelling of Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic masterpiece. At the forefront of Such Things as Vampires are The Preventers, a traveling band of musicians who arrive in town with a mysterious mission. They share “The Book of Mina” to ward off an encroaching, malevolent presence. The Book chronicles the great love between two young women, Mina and Lucy, and their encounter with The Beast, Dracula.

Recommended for ages 13+ View the content warning.

No Halloween plans? Join us for a Glam-Vamp Halloween Bash on October 31st!

And sample the original music with these exclusive demos.


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Cast and Creative Team
Co-Creator & Director
Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, & Arranger
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Assistant Director
Fight/Intimacy Director
Stage Manager
Co-EDI Advocate
Co-EDI Advocate
Line Producer
New York Casting Director
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Halloween Performance & After Party
Join us for A BLOODY GOOD TIME on All Hallow’s Eve. The October 31, 7:30pm performance of SUCH THINGS AS VAMPIRES will be immediately followed by a...
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Audience Reactions
"Superbly creative. The cast did a job above outstanding." "Warmed my heart and soul so completely." "The best show I've ever seen at People's Light."
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Amps, Strings & Fangs
Get a taste of this world premiere with these exclusive demos and song lyrics.
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Press Release
For those who want all the gory details.
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Enhance Your Experience
Scoop on Wednesdays: Meet the Cast!

Lively pre-performance discussions about the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and members of the creative team. Add Scoop to your shopping cart with ticket purchase for only $5, or purchase separately here.

October 17 — Daniel Croix Henderson & Crystal Lucas-Perry
October 24 — Pearl Rhein and Macie Poskarbiewicz (Assistant Director) 


Stick around for informal post-performance conversations after Thursday evening performances, excluding previews. 

October 11, 18, and 25

Dinner and a Show

Enjoy a prix fixe dinner-and-a-show package at our award-winning restaurant, The Farmhouse Bistro. Theatre ticket and dinner packages start at $81. That's a savings of up to 15% off the single ticket price! You can also add on a prix fixe dinner to any existing ticket order for $40. View the menu.

Access Night: Tuesday, 10/16

Tickets for the 7:30pm performance on Tuesday, 10/16 are half-price. Click here or call 610.644.3500 to purchase.

Open Caption

An LED screen near the stage displays dialogue in real-time, simultaneous with live speech and action. No other aspect of the performance is altered.

October 16 at 7:30pm
October 17 at 2pm & 7:30pm
October 18 at 7:30pm
October 19 at 7:30pm
October 20 at 2pm & 8pm
October 21 at 2pm

Audio Description & Sensory Tour

Headsets provide commentary on the visual aspects of a performance (the set, costumes, and lighting effects, as well as the physical actions and body language of the actors) for our patrons with visual impairments. This supplemental narration interweaves with the real-time, spoken dialogue, so patrons won’t miss a moment of the performance. In conjunction with this service, the sensory tour offers the opportunity to experience up close and feel certain key props and costume pieces before the performance begins. Typically 45 min before curtain. Interested patrons should register with the Box Office at 610.644.3500.

October 20 at 2pm

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What's the Buzz?
"'Such Things As Vampires' incorporates a genuinely moving appeal for tolerance with a punk sensibility that rocks the house."
Anders Back for The Reporter
  • "Creepy, high-energy fun."

    "The real innovation is retelling Bram Stoker's tale from an unapologetically feminine perspective."

    "Anyone who enjoys new music or a good vampire story will have a great time."

    Talkin' Broadway

  • "The cast are accomplished musicians as well as experienced actors who deliver an awesome level of sustained energy."

    "Demands for freedom of thought and faith are part of the spirit that's celebrated in Such Things as Vampires."

    "A bloody good, compelling, punk-rock musical."

    The Reporter

  • "A seasonal Halloween confection."

    "Very creative and well-performed."

    "Production elements are first-rate."

    Delco Culture Vultures