CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Theatre will open its 2018-19 season with “The Passion of Dracula,” in November.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 16-17 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 on the Withycombe Hall main stage theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis.

The theme for the 2018-19 season is “Literature Comes to Life.”

“The Passion of Dracula” is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Gothic tale, set in the English countryside in 1911. A new resident named Count Dracula appears and suddenly strange disappearances and mysterious murders haunt the once-peaceful community.

Director Nathan Bush’s production embraces the humor and the terror of the familiar characters of Renfield, Jonathan Harker and the eponymous Count.

“The audience will experience a funny, sometimes silly battle between good and evil rooted in vampire magic pitted against the will of a group of characters to survive,” Bush said.

The cast features OSU students Alessandra Ferriso as Dr. Helga Van Zandt; Srimanyu Ganapathineedi as Jonathan Harker; Evan Granquist as Dr. Cedric Seward; Cole Haenggi as Count Dracula; Adam Keenan as Lord Godalming; Matt Lewis as Jameson; Yihong Lu as Renfield; Nicole Moussa as Wilhelmina Murray; and Nate Pereira as Professor Van Helsing.

Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors, $8 for youth/students; and $5 for OSU students. They are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784 or online at Contact the box office for disability access accommodations and/or group ticket sales.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

Story By: 

Michelle Klampe, 541-737-0784, [email protected]


Elizabeth Helman, [email protected]


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