Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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Village Players scare up production of The Vampyre

Twilight fans and Halloween thrill seekers can turn to the Village Players to get in the Halloween holiday spirit.

The Vampyre, the latest production from the Players, promises to "keep you on the edge of your seat," according to director Carlton Jones. The show premieres Friday at the James McCabe Theatre

The opening night will feature a dinner theatre

It runs for seven dates in October, closing with a matinee on Oct. 23.

The opening night dinner theatre includes a meal that features "garlic" mashed potatoes, as garlic is known to ward off vampires. Tickets are $25 per person.

The Vampyre is a short work of prose fiction written in 1819 by John William Polidori.

"If you are a fan of 'Interview with a Vampire' you will love this," Jones said.

Village Players vice president Gail Pierce said Jones has handled the material well.

"He's a delight to work with both on and off stage and brings his characters to life," Pierce said. "He brings his vision to full fruition with every play he directs."

With adult themes, the play is not suitable for children and theater officials say its aimed at a PG-13 crowd and older.

For more information or reservations call (813) 481-3147 or go to thevillageplayersvalrico.com

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