Actor known for “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” visiting Marquette Sept. 21

Actor Raphael Engel (screen name Zandor Vorkov), best known for his starring role as Count Dracula in the 1971 cult-classic movie “Dracula vs. Frankenstein,” will give a part-performance, part-presentation on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Weasler Auditorium.

Playback Theatre has become a global phenomenon by using arts and drama to promote human rights and social change. Engel initiated an ongoing Global Playback Theatre event in 2005 that focused on spreading kindness and understanding. 

Engel, along with three others, will detail how Global Playback offers a forum for kindness and understanding on the United Nations-designated International Day of Peace. The event is free to attend. Register online

Engel will make a stage appearance to dramatize the possibility of replacing cruelty and taking with kindness and giving. Since launching this project, Engel has successfully taken Global Playback to the United Nations and coordinated performances by 80 groups (on six continents and in over 30 countries). 

Joining Engel for the performance are author/actor/activist Paul McComas and Chicago Playback members Zoia Mendoza and Allison Sokolowski. 

This event is sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking. Please direct questions and inquiries to Chris Jeske at either or 414-288-8446.