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PRESS RELEASE- Nosferatu

The Telluride Repertory Theatre Company in association with Lucas Productions presents

NOSFERATU

A CLASSIC TALE OF HORROR AND REDEMPTION
Directed by René Migliaccio

Adapted to the stage from the silent film Nosferatu by F.W. Murnau, and from Bram Stoker's Dracula

At HERE - 145 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
Thursday, May 25th - Sunday, June 11th, 2000

NosferatuTelluride, CO - The Telluride Repertory Theatre Company (The REP) and Lucas Productions today announced an innovative, multimedia adaptation of F.W. Murnau's classic silent vampire film, Nosferatu. Adapted for the stage by French-Italian director René Migliaccio, Nosferatu features a cast of 24, headed by Nikolai Kinski, son of legendary actor Klaus Kinski, who will be sinking his teeth into the title role. Performances will begin on Thursday, May 25th and run through Sunday, June 11th, 2000. Opening Night is set for Saturday, May 27th.

Drama-Logue recipient René Migliaccio brings this classic tale to life onstage using a large ensemble cast, working in an acting style that he terms "expressionistic-realism," set against a scenic design of shadow and light, accented by the works of Caspar Friedrich and other 18th and 19th century romantic painters. This mood is reinforced by an original musical score that is an intricate juxtaposition of techno ambient and classical music by French composers Amaury Groc, Toidoi, and Beru.

The international design team features French set and costume designer Francois Tomsu (New Paris Opera and the Odeon Theatre) and San Francisco visual artist and lighting designer Stephanie Johnson.

Originally presented with great success at the University of Paris in 1996, under Migliaccio's direction, this new production features REP members Annie Alquist, Barbara Betts, Suzan Beraza, Jeb Berrier, Bunzy Bunworth, Angela Cavins, Charles DeWinter, and Lori Vincent, and a Movement-Chorus of 15 New York performers.

The REP has been based in Telluride, Colorado, since 1990. One of America's premiere year round resorts, Telluride is home to the acclaimed Telluride Film Festival and is a summer residence for the Joffrey Ballet. The REP is dedicated to creating and developing original works using a distinctive blend of Eastern and Western performing disciplines. These popular forms, such as mask, gesture, dance, clown, mime, and commedia del arte, provide a framework on which the company builds each of its creations. The REP is delighted to be working with NY producer Paul Lucas, who was responsible for last year's NY Fringe Festival hit Messages for Gary.

Performances will be held at HERE, located at 145 Avenue of the Americas (between Spring and Broome), in Manhattan. Running time is 100 minutes. Tickets are $20.00, or $12.00 with a valid student I.D. Performances begin Thursday, May 25th and run through Sunday, June 11th, 2000, Tuesdays - Sundays at 8:00 pm, with additional midnight performances on Fridays. The final performance on Sunday June 11th will be at 3:00 pm. Opening Night will be Saturday, May 27th, 2000. For tickets call 212.647.0202 or visit HERE's website at www.here.org.

For more information, interviews, and photos please contact Lynn Hasty at 323-466-5141 or lynn@greengalactic.com.