Dracula sets a new record for Aaina1 min read
Manipal: Aaina, the official dramatics club of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), showcased the play ‘Dracula’ at the Syndicate Bank Golden Jubilee hall on October 21. The play set a new record in the history of Aaina for being sold out three days before the show.
Based on the William Mcnulty’s version of the 19th century Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, the play told the story of Count Dracula’s attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England and the battle between him and a small group of people led by Prof. Van Helsing. The costumes, the sets and the lighting transported the audience into the world of the supernatural for almost two and a half hours.
Vijayalakshmi Uppan, a professor of MIT said, “The play came out really well. The costumes were good and the acting was excellent. I liked that they used the whole theatre instead of just the stage.”
On asking about any glitches in the production of the play Ankit Sobti, the co-ordinator for the play said, “Every play experiences production problems. It’s the end result that matters and I’m happy we took this challenging play to another level with the effects and our team work.”
However, Vrunda Sampat, an MIT first year student said, “Although the play was good, the sound at the back wasn’t clear the whole time, especially in the first scene.”
Sub-edited by Bhavani Seetharaman