- The dancing scenes were impressive and fun.
- Thomas and Ellen’s dancing skills were particularly memorable.
- Count Orlok was very well acted! Both frightening and, at times, almost sympathetic.
What I didn't like
- I think some of the scenes could have been tweaked to be more entertaining/self-contained, as opposed to just moving the plot along. The train, for example, could have been an entertaining group scene with Thomas crowded by the soldier, the woman, the drunk, etc.
- Additionally, the plague scene and finale could be envisioned in a way that is more horrific / dramatic… I was a bit confused about the rules that killed Orlok, honestly, and that scene could have been heightened to make it more frightening and climactic.
- It was sometimes hard to read the captions over the heads over the actors and audience.
My overall impression
This is a retelling of the silent film Nosferatu, in that the play is silent, and the actors wear white makeup akin to a black-and-white film. It’s a very creative and entertaining endeavor!
Definitely worth watching if you’re a fan of vampires, silent films, motion/dance-based works, or something that’s a little bit different.