Dracula: Journal of Jonathan Harker

Oct. 9 - Nov. 10, dates and times in description. at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Adapted from the book by Bram Stoker, this play tells the story of Jonathan Harker, an everyday man who finds himself facing Dracula in the count's lair.

Located in Loch Haven Park in North Orange.
812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, 32803
(407) 447-1700
  • Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker is a horror play adapted from the American classic written by Bram Stoker. The show tells the tale of Johnathan Harker, a man captured by the infamous Count Dracula when he goes to deliver deeds to the vampire's castle. It's a thrilling play as Harker discovers secrets within the castle walls and fights for his life to destroy the dangerous count.

    The play runs approximately 120 minutes and is directed by Michael Carleton with Jim Helsinger as Artistic Director. Helsinger served as artistic director back in 1995 when the play first premiered at the seventh season of the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival. Since then it has played in other cities across the country, and now, Helsinger is returning as artistic director. The last time the play was performed in Orlando was in 2003, so Helsinger is happy to bring it back for the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre's 25th Anniversary. It's a Halloween classic, and it's great for getting into the spooky spirit of the season.


    John P. Keller - Jonathan Harker


    Michael Carleton - Director
    Jim Helsinger - Artistic Director
    Bob Phillips - Scenic Designer
    Denise R. Warner - Costume Designer
    Kevin Griffin - Lighting Designer
    Britt Sandusky - Sound Designer



    Performances will take place from October 9 - November 10, every day of the week except Mondays and Tuesdays. It will be at 7:30 pm Wednesday - Saturday, and a 2 pm matinee will be on Sundays.

    Before each show, the audience can enjoy a pre-show talk in the Patron's Room at 7:15.

    Immediately following the opening night performance, there will be an after party with the cast, crew, and staff. No RSVP is necessary - just your admission ticket to the show!



    Preview Dates: Oct. 9, 10 - 7:30 pm
    Opening Date: Oct. 11 - 7:30 pm
    Senior Matinees: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 - 2 pm
    $20 Under 30: Oct. 18 - 7:30 pm
    After Show Q&A: Oct. 24 - 7:30 pm
    Playshop: Oct. 27 - 2 pm

    If you're under 30 years old, meet other people in the area and save money by attending the $20 Under 30 show on October 18.

    Playshop allows adults to enjoy a performance of Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker while children ages 5 - 12 participate in a camp with crafts, games, and other fun activities on site. $15 per child.

    A 20% discount is given to groups of 10 or more. Students also receive a ticket price of $12 thirty minutes prior to a performance w/ valid student ID, and military and students get $10 off single ticket prices.

    The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre is honoring their 25th Anniversary on October 25th by letting guests purchase a ticket for any price they choose. Sold on a first come, first serve basis at the Box Office on the day of the performance until the seats sell out. Limit of 2 tickets per person.

    Teachers can sign up for special matinee showings for middle and high school.


    This production is delightfully terrifying, and is therefore recommended for middle-schoolers and older.

    Parking is free at Loch Have Park. If the lot is full, park at the Orlando Repertory Theatre, the Orlando Science Center garage, or along Mills Avenue.

    Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker will be performed in the Goldman Theatre at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park. For more information on the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre venue, view their profile page.

    Photo credit: Landon St. Gordon

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