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Husson & NESCom students celebrate Friday the 13th with 'Dracula'

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BANGOR - While most people will be avoiding black cats, walking under ladders or stepping on cracks on Friday the 13th of April, the Husson University student run theater group will be engrossing itself in superstition as it prepares for its three-day performance of 'Dracula' at the Gracie Theatre on campus.

The play is being director by senior Christine White.

"One of my biggest things going into this performance is knowing that people know the character Dracula, but they don't know the context at all," explained White. "This is a great opportunity to get a little of the back story out there."

The theater group, which is made up of students from both Husson University and The New England School of Communications, has been rehearsing its lines for this blood-sucking vampire classic since January.

"It's pretty evenly split between Husson and NESCom students on stage. They all work really well together," said White. "The person who plays Dracula is actually a pharmacy student, ironically."

The Husson University Theater group's rendition of 'Dracula' is sure to be both a memorable and entertaining experience for those in attendance.

"The script is really interesting. There's a lot of scenes that happen all at the same time," she said. "It's really flattering having the show given to me on my last semester. So, I hope we'll get equal if not more support for this play than the one we did in the fall."

'Dracula' will be performed on April 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2 p.m. at Husson's Gracie Theatre. Tickets are $3 for students or $7 for general admission.

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