Old Blood

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A Dracula Story by Ben Hernandez

WRITTEN BY: Ben Hernandez

DIRECTED BY: Steve Rothman

VENUE: State Playhouse

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 13 - 20, 2021


Playwright Ben Hernandez has taken the timeless tale of Bram Stoker's Dracula and hurtled it into our unpredictable modern times. It’s a dash of Boyle Heights, a splash of Transylvania, plus a twist of pandemic panic! Themes of gender & sexuality, gentrification, and the age-old clash between tradition and change combine to make this new Dracula story timely and thrilling.


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Ben Hernandez (He/Him/El) (Playwright) is a queer, first-generation Latinx creator working on showcasing and uplifting stories with/about/ for QBIPOC. His plays include Polygon, Goodnight Charlie, an adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel, The War of the Worlds, also written for the CSULA Department of Theatre and Dance. Ben is a former member and founder of the Sidetracked Creative Artists and the Valley Collegiate players. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Performance Option this past spring (2021).