Fifth Third Bank's

Dracula: A Radio Play

September 15–November 1, 2020

Run Time: 72 minutes
based on the novel by Bram Stoker
originally adapted for radio by Orson Welles & John Houseman
new adaptation by Hannah Rae Montgomery & Jenni Page-White 
executive producer Dan Gediman
sound design by Sue Zizza


Join the hunt for the world's most infamous vampire! Inspired by master of suspense Orson Welles’s innovative broadcast, this electrifying listening experience comes to bloodsucking life with the talents of Actors Theatre’s creative team, in collaboration with award-winning radio professionals. Tune in for a spine-chilling trip to Transylvania that you won’t soon forget!

Fifth Third Bank's Dracula: A Radio Play streams through November 1 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Purchase your virtual tickets by November 1 at 9 p.m. EDT.

Meet the Artists

How to Stream

After your purchase, we'll send you an email with a link to listen to the project. Click the link to get to our streaming site, PlayPlay. Once there, simply press play and enjoy! You will have until November 1 to finish listening.

Explore FAQs

Orson Welles's Dracula: A Milestone in Radio Drama

By 1938, Orson Welles was already being hailed as a prodigy and was quickly becoming a household name. Learn more about the rise of the radio drama.

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Behind the Scenes of Dracula: A Radio Play

When it became clear that the pandemic would prevent us from terrifying Dracula audiences in the Bingham Theatre this fall, Actors Theatre quickly pivoted, and began work on an entirely new version of the classic vampire tale. 

Go Behind the Scenes

What is a radio play?

With so much of our lives turned digital, this is your chance to give your eyes a break.

Our holiday radio plays are a completely audio-based experience—like your favorite podcast or go-to talk show on your drive to work. Gather your loved ones to share the story or just pop your headphones into your ears and press play. 

These radio plays will play on the device of your choice. Like our other streaming offerings, they will stream over our PlayPlay service. But this time, all you have to do is listen. 

The radio play also contains captioning.