In the Court of Ursino Castle in Catania, Count Dracula, played by actor and author Alessandro Ferrari, has “terrified” audiences with his performance in the play “I’m Dracula.” The complex theatrical text, written by Ferrari himself, is a reimagining of the classic film adaptation of “Dracula” directed by Tod Browning in 1931. Inspired by Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of the vampire, Ferrari has created his own original and convincing representation of the character. Lugosi’s interpretation, full of magnetism, posture, expressiveness, vocalization, gestures, and aesthetics, forever shaped the classic image of the vampire. Ferrari’s performance pays homage to Lugosi, capturing the subtly romantic, fascinating, refined, but also darkly ambiguous, perverse, and Mephistophelian aspects of the character. As the play concludes, the tormented “psychic vampire,” the “Vamp-actor,” the undead seeking liberation, rises from his ashes, granting the fascinating Transylvanian aristocrat the immortality he embodies in the literary and cinematic myth created by Bram Stoker.
Un magico Alessandro Ferrari porta il fascino dei vampiri a Catania