PLAY: Yankee vampire flaps into Bardstown

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'Dracula in Dixie' to be performed at Nelson County Civic Center

 The Bardstown Community Theatre has a new take on the Dracula legend.

“The Count Will Rise Again or Dracula in Dixie” will be performed at the Bardstown/Nelson County Civic Center.

The comedy horror spoof revamps the classic tale by introducing the villainous Count Dracula as a Yankee vampire from Pennsylvania.

The action takes place on the plantation of Doc Stewart, a proper Southern gentleman physician who runs a kind of halfway house of “recovering politicians and other emotionally disturbed persons.” 

The trouble starts when Dracula moves into nearby Plantation Carfax and encounters plumbing problems. Invited to stay as a houseguest with Doc 

Stewart until they’re cleared up, the Count begins some dirty work of his own.

Dennis Snee wrote the play in 1980.

“The Count Will Rise Again or Dracula in Dixie,” will be presented at 8 p.m. on

Oct. 19 and 20, and again on Oct. 26, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 28.

The Bardstown/Nelson County Civic Center is at 301 S. 3rd St., Bardstown. From the center of Bardstown, take the first light (going around the courthouse) and go three blocks.

Tickets will be available at the door only.  

They will be priced at $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and Chamber of Commerce members. Active duty military or reserves will be admitted free with uniform or valid military ID.

For more information, call 502-510-5293.