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Such Things as Vampires
September 20 October 31
"Imagine Bram Stoker in a blender with Riot Grrrl Feminism"

Co-Creator Mary Tuomanen

We kick off our 2018/2019 Season with Such Things as Vampires, a highly theatrical folk-punk twist on the Dracula tale. Infused with lilting ballads, rock anthems, and melodious love songs, this concert-theatre event is an irreverent, bloody, and wickedly fun retelling of Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic masterpiece. At the forefront of Such Things as Vampires are The Preventers, a traveling band of musicians who arrive in town with a mysterious mission. They share “The Book of Mina” to ward off an encroaching, malevolent presence. The Book chronicles the great love between two young women, Mina and Lucy, and their encounter with The Beast, Dracula.

Recommended for ages 13+ View the content warning.


Get $30 tickets on Community Nights: 9/20, 9/21 & 9/25


And sample the original music with these exclusive demos.


World Premiere
September 20-October 31, 2018 Conceived and Created by Zak Berkman, Stuart Carden, Jessie Fisher, and Mary Tuomanen Directed by Stuart Carden Steinbright Stage
Cast and Creative Team
Co-Creator & Director
Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, & Arranger
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Assistant Director
Fight/Intimacy Director
Stage Manager
Co-EDI Advocate
Co-EDI Advocate
Line Producer
New York Casting Director
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Enhance Your Experience
Blood Drive at People's Light: Monday, October 1

We are excited to partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive with their mobile unit, which will be parked outside our Steinbright Stage/Congdon Center from 1pm to 6pm. Register here for a time slot - there is a blood shortage currently, so the need for donors is especially high. Please note: there is no performance this night. 

LGBTQ+ Night: Friday, October 5

Enjoy tasty snacks and good company before the performance. Reception starts at 6pm in the lobby.
Sponsored by the LGBT Equality Alliance of Chester County.

Scoop on Wednesdays

Lively pre-performance discussions about the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and a member of the artistic team. Add Scoop to your shopping cart with ticket purchase for only $5. 

October 3, 10, 17, and 24


Stick around for informal post-performance conversations after Thursday evening performances, excluding previews. 

September 27, October 4, 11, 18, and 25

Open Caption

An LED screen near the stage displays dialogue in real-time, simultaneous with live speech and action. No other aspect of the performance is altered.

October 16 at 7:30pm
October 17 at 2pm & 7:30pm
October 18 at 7:30pm
October 19 at 7:30pm
October 20 at 2pm & 8pm
October 21 at 2pm

Audio Description & Sensory Tour

Headsets provide commentary on the visual aspects of a performance (the set, costumes, and lighting effects, as well as the physical actions and body language of the actors) for our patrons with visual impairments. This supplemental narration interweaves with the real-time, spoken dialogue, so patrons won’t miss a moment of the performance. In conjunction with this service, the sensory tour offers the opportunity to experience up close and feel certain key props and costume pieces before the performance begins. Typically 45 min before curtain. Interested patrons should register with the Box Office at 610.644.3500.

October 20 at 2pm

Dinner and a Show

Enjoy a prix fixe dinner-and-a-show package at our award-winning restaurant, The Farmhouse Bistro. Theatre ticket and dinner packages start at $81. That's a savings of up to 15% off the single ticket price! You can also add on a prix fixe dinner to any existing ticket order for $40. View the menu.

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