31 Days of Arkansas Rep: 1999’s DRACULA

The Rep went batty in February 1999 when it presented Steven Dietz’s retelling of Bram Stoker’s DRACULA.

Directed by Brad Mooy, the show starred Vincent Lamberti as the titular Count.

Others in the cast were Joy Schiebel, Christopher Zorker, Eva Kaminsky, Ronald J. Aulgur, David Heckel, Colly Carver, Stephanie Crenshaw, Lakeetra Gilbert, Paula Isbell, and Daryl D. Minefee.  All in the cast except Schiebel had previously appeared in shows for the Rep.

The angular set was designed by Mike Nichols. The costumes (including a velour cape lined in purple satin) were designed by Patricia Martin. David Neville provided the lighting design, while Ryan C. Mansfield was the sound designer.

March Madness at Central Arkansas Library System

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is throwing a twist into the traditional March Madness bracket. 

Beginning March 1, all CALS branches will be bracketing locations for Heroes and Villains: Character Face-Off, a bracket competition to determine CALS patrons’ favorite literary character. 

The Heroes and Villains bracket includes sixteen characters; eight heroes and eight villains. Each week, patrons may vote for their favorite character at http://www.cals.org, at any CALS branch, or both. There is no limit to how many times participants can vote. 

During the week of March 2-March 8, patrons can try to predict the ultimate winner of the Heroes and Villains: Character Face-Off bracket competition for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card.