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Dracula – 23 Days

Halloween ends November 2-4 with a Goochland Players’ production!

It is hard to believe that in only 23 days we will be opening our  auditorium doors for the first performance of Dracula. From announcing the show’s title at the 2012 Tony Awards to today’s rehearsals, positive energy has been radiating throughout the GHS Drama Department. Due to Dracula being such a familiar story, the cast as a whole have enjoyed portraying such iconic characters.

Official Dracula Poster

What makes our production of Dracula so unique is that the text is an original adaptation. Under the pen name Lady Amelia Montwell-Montgomerie, the author’s intent was to create a Dracula story that embraces the steam punk culture.

Men’s Group Shot, Steampunk Fashion Show, Norwescon 32 by djwudi / © Some rights reserved.
Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license

For those of you who are not familiar with the steam punk culture, I highly recommend clicking here to learn more about this one-of-a-kind culture.

More importantly, I hope to see you all in attendance at one of the three performances. The show runs November 2nd – 4th (Fri. & Sat. at 7:00 PM, Sun at 2:30 PM). Tickets cost $8 for Adults and only $5 for students and children. If you would like to pre-order your tickets, please click here.

Agenda for 10/10


  1. Journal/Class News
  2. Election Debates
  3. Finding Articles: News
  4. Mock Election Debate Groups

Homework: MP1 Study Guide

Theatre Arts I:

  1. Journal/Class News
  2. Finish A-B Performances
  3. Monologue Introduction
  4. Select Monologues

Homework: MP1 Study Guide

Drama 8:

  1. Journal/Class News
  2. Conduct Persuasive Speeches
  3. Study Guide MP1

Homework:  Finish MP1 Exam

Agenda for 10/08

Technical Theatre:

  1. Journal/Class News
  2. Review Study Guide
  3. Log Checks
  4. Work on Dracula Set

Homework: Study for Quiz (Thursday)

Theatre Arts II/III:

  1. Journal/Class News
  2. Rehearse One-Acts

Homework: Study Lines


  1. Journal/Class News
  2. Extemporaneous Speeches

Homework: Bring in Election Articles