The Shakespeare Underground: "The Vampire"


7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Tatoheads Public House

1297 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43206

(614) 444-6888

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Presented by PNC Arts Alive

ATC's new project, The Shakespeare Underground, is an exuberant, fun, unpredictable take on classic plays from Shakespeare and a variety of authors. The concept of the project is a combination of guerrilla street theater and traditional Elizabethan staging methods. What’s more “underground” than that? Please join us to hear something that you’ve probably never heard before.

NEXT UP - "The Vampire" by James Robinson Planche
201 years ago, on a rainy evening in Geneva, Lord Byron challenged his guests to a contest to see who can pen the most enthralling “ghostly tale.” Most people know that on this night a 19-year-old Mary Shelley would conceive her iconic Frankenstein. What is lesser know is that evening in Switzerland, Byron would plant the seed for the modern Vampire as we know him. Basing the melodramatic play, "The Vampire," on Byron and Polidori’s short story, Planche’ drags the vampire lore out of the damp and cold shadows of the Hungarian grave and drops him in the heart of Scotland. For the first time the world is introduced to a vampire with style, breeding, manner, and charm. Using highland folklore, low brow comedy, romance, spectacle, drama, and music, Planche’ creates the blockbuster hit of 1820 and forever changes how we perceive "The Vampire."

Admission is $15 in advance, or "Pay What You Will" at the door. Complimentary reserved seating is available for ATC members (members must RSVP for reserved seating).