Nosferatu: The Vampyre Makes Its Debut at Middlesex County College

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EDISON — “Nosferatu: The Vampyre,” an original play adapted from the classic film of the 1920s, makes its debut at Middlesex County College. Adapted and directed by Alex Dawson, the owner of the Raconteur Bookstore in Metuchen, the play is based on the German Expressionist film by F. W. Murnau, but it also draws on Chinese shadow-play, Shakespeare, and explorer Richard Burton’s translation of Hindu vampire fables.

Nosferatu tells the story of Count Orlock, a rat-fanged Romanian looking for love even as he brings a boatload of Black Death to a German village.

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The cast:

  • Count Orlock: Carlyle Owens (Metuchen)
  • Thomas Hutter: Phelan Tupik (Rahway)
  • Ellen Hutter: Jacqui Alonso (Metuchen)
  • Dr. Wolfgang Heinz: Jeffrey Zin (Freehold)
  • Knock: Laurence Mintz (Colonia)
  • Innkeeper/Ensemble: Ashley Arroyo-Vazquez (Metuchen)
  • Captain of the Demeter/Ensemble: David Willenbrock (Cranford)
  • Maid/Ensemble: Jillian Riti (Monroe Township)
  • Ensemble: Alex Amaya (Milltown)
  • Ensemble: Josh Belan (Kendall Park)

Performances are Thursday, October 21 through Saturday, October 23 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, October 28 through Saturday, October 30; and there is a special midnight showing Saturday night, October 30 at midnight. All tickets are $10. It is in the Studio Theatre on the Edison Campus. Visit www.middlesexcc.edu/theatre or call 1-866-811-4111 for tickets.

German villagers Ellen and Thomas Hutter, played by Jacqui Alonso (Metuchen) and Phelan Tupik (Rahway) shriek in horror at the sight of Count Orlock, played by Carlyle Owens (Metuchen) in the play “Nosferatu: The Vampyre” at Middlesex County College.


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