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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

THEATER PROJECT: DRACULA, THE RADIO PLAY at POP-UP Theater at Unity Bank, Union

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Pop Up Theater -- performances in unexpected places -- continues in Union’s Downtown Center when The Theater Project presents the radio drama DRACULA in a cleverly converted annex at Union’s Unity Bank. The Theater Project will recreate the Lux Radio Theater circa 1932 where 8 actors, a musician and one extremely overworked sound technician – all that thunder and wolf howling! -- prepare for the big radio broadcast of the classic vampire story around the time of the original film’s depression era premiere. Audiences enjoy the thrills and chills of the vampire legend “live” along with the novelty of seeing the mechanics of a retro radio broadcast.

DRACULA is part of a series of Pop Up theater events sponsored by a Union County HEART grant and Union’s Downtown Improvement District, designed to bring more foot traffic to the township’s central business district. The series has been hosted by Unity Bank in their Stuyvesant Avenue branch, with the support of the Union Chamber of Commerce. The Theater Project has added a directory of Union Center eateries to its web site to encourage audiences to explore the area. Tickets ($15) for Dracula are available at TheTheaterProject.org.

The Theater Project, an award-winning company that has just celebrated its 23rd anniversary, presents its main stage season at the Burgdorff Center in Maplewood. It offers many programs, including classes for kids and showcases for new writers, in Essex and Union Counties, all on display at their web site.

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