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Reviews of *Dracula, A Feminist Revenge Play*

Local Reviews

"[Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really is] a lively and entertaining horror production that feels unexpectedly perfect for the dark days of our holiday season." —Portland Mercury

"Dracula is full of insights about power—how to use it, and how to fight it.  It’s not typical holiday fare, but maybe it should be." —Oregon ArtsWatch

"Few Portland theater companies merge the epic and the arty like Portland Center Stage, whose productions often earn the right to be called blockbusters." —Willamette Week

"Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really delivers funny, bloody holiday counterprogramming. —The Oregonian

“(Hamill’s) adaptation of Bram Stoker’s beloved novel Dracula offers a meditation on toxic masculinity present in those fear-inducing predators who are so often labeled as sexy, interesting and captivating protagonists.” —Portland Tribune

PCS Literary Manager, Kamilah Bush, joins FOX 12 NOW to discuss Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really."

Critic Reviews

"Both terrifying and riotous, Kate Hamill’s imaginative, gender-bending “feminist revenge fantasy” is like no Dracula you’ve ever seen—exploring the nature of predators and reinventing the story as a smart, disquieting, darkly comic drama." –Actors’ Theater of Columbus

"Delivers the feminist revenge fantasy it promises with a witty, relentless, and bloody satisfying attack on the patriarchy. Loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, playwright Kate Hamill turns the tables on the classic tale’s unquestioned male dominance and female victimhood with an uncompromising commitment to exposing the absurdity of gender stereotyping." –MD Theater Guide

"It outwardly ridicules the so-called “alpha male” ideology and traditional, misogynistic gender roles. It’s a chauvinist’s fever dream and the liberation movement’s wet one." –New England Theatre Geek

"Both terrifying and riotous, Kate Hamill's imaginative, gender-bending "feminist revenge fantasy" is like no Dracula you've ever seen-exploring the nature of predators and reinventing the story as a smart, disquieting, darkly comic drama." –BroadwayWorld

"Biting in every sense of the word, a powerful tale of the overpowering." –New York Theater Guide

“This is the kind of horror I could watch all day.” –Vulture

“Playwright Kate Hamill has rewritten the show as ‘a full-throated battle cry against toxic masculinity. No damsels in distress, no romanticized villains — just a gleeful stake through the heart of the patriarchy.’” –LEO Weekly

“Her adaptations shift the emphasis,” says Aguillon, “allowing the women’s voices to be heard.” –Boston Globe

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