Fremont, Calif., October 22, 2019—Ohlone College’s award-winning Theatre & Dance department presents the world premiere of The Reluctant Vampire by Bay Area playwright Eugenie Chan, directed by Michael Navarra.
The Reluctant Vampire is a new work specifically written for Ohlone College students and will be performed at the Ohlone College Smith Center at 43600 Mission Boulevard in Fremont on November 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 at 8 p.m. An ASL interpreted performance will be held on November 9th. After the show runs, the students will take the work and perform it at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe—the largest and most prestigious arts festival in the world—in August 2020.
“This collaboration gave our students the opportunity to be a part of a developmental process with a professional playwright and to see how their input and ideas affected the final product,” says Navarra. “The development of new works is essential to the growth of American theatre and we’re happy that our students were able to be involved in this part of the theatrical experience.”
The prestigious Le Pooles of Blood clan have moved to a new town to expand their lucrative family business. On the eve of their daughter Drusilla’s first bite at the Savage 16 Dance, not all is well. Drusilla is angsty, depressed, and having trouble fitting in. She begins a journey of self-discovery, rebels against her family, and finds a friend in the unlikeliest of places.
Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general admission. Purchase tickets online or buy them through the Smith Center Box Office: 510-659-6031. Parking for this event is $4.00. There will be no late seating for this show.
For more information visit: https://www.ohlone.edu/theatredance/performances