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Dracula – Play

February 3 March 3

Playhouse in the Park – The Rouse Theatre

$33.50 and up

Dracula - Playhouse in the Park

Bram Stoker’s Dracula comes back to life from February 3 to March 3 at Playhouse in the Park.

Lifelong friends Mina and Lucy share intimate details about the men in their lives. Dr Seward works to unlock the mystery of Renfield’s strange affliction with the help of his friend Van Helsing, who carries her own secret. Jonathan Harker returns from Transylvania with a dark disclosure.

As tensions rise, temptation lures them into double lives as they unmask one man, Count Dracula. 

Dracula is Created by Vanessa Severo (Frida…A Self Portrait) and Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Joanie Schultz; this bold, highly theatrical re-telling breathes new life and new blood into the most famous vampire story of all time and pulses with humor, humanity, and blood-curdling thrills.

Tickets to Dracula

Tickets to Dracula are $33.50 and up. Prices vary depending on performance.

Pay What You Can performances are on February 14 and 21. These performances are an additional way to make live theatre accessible to those who otherwise might not be able to attend.

Art Talk performances are on February 11, 15, and 28. The theater offers an audio-described performance on February 24 and a signed ASL performance on February 25.

About the Artists

Vanessa Severo


Vanessa Severo is an actor, writer, choreographer, and director who has performed in various theater productions. She is also the daughter of Brazilian immigrants who came to the United States. Vanessa has a passion for telling stories that celebrate authenticity and humanity.

Joanie Schultz


Joanie Schultz, stage director, arts leader, and teacher, has worked in various theater and opera productions that challenge the status quo. As the Associate Artistic Director of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, she strives to create empathetic experiences for audiences by telling stories that speak truthfully to the contemporary moment.

Playhouse in the Park Venue Details

As Cincinnati’s national theatre, Playhouse in the Park presents diverse, captivating works of exceptional artistry to the local community and showcases Cincinnati’s artistic brilliance on the national stage.


Convenient parking is available in the Playhouse garage and can be purchased in advance for $12 by calling the Box Office at 513-421-3888 or as an add-on when you buy tickets online. Parking may be sold out on the day of the show, and parking space is extremely limited in Mt. Adams. Drive-up garage parking is $15 (if available).

Minimal free parking is available (where marked) on streets surrounding the Playhouse. Eden Park officially closes at 10 p.m. As a grace period to the Playhouse and its patrons, the police will not ticket vehicles until one half-hour following the end of a performance.


Both theatres of the Playhouse can accommodate patrons with mobility impairments. Request wheelchair seating in the theatres during ticket reservations, as it is subject to availability.

Parking for those with disabilities is in the Playhouse parking garage. Reserve and pay for parking for persons with disabilities in advance. All vehicles using these spaces must display a valid disability placard.

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962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati,OH45202United States
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