The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern is excited to celebrate the spooky Halloween season with a screening of horror classic Nosferatu the way it was intended to be seen, accompanied live by The Peacherine Orchestra. Tickets are already on sale of the performance on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30pm.
Released in 1922, Nosferatu is considered one of the most foreboding and influential horror films in the history of cinema. In this first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, what is supposed to be a simple real estate transaction leads an intrepid businessman deep into the heart of Transylvania, and the castle of the otherworldly Count Orlok, portrayed by the legendary Max Schreck in a performance which has spawned its own mythology. But is the Count just the wealthy eccentric that he appears to be or something much more sinister?
This cinema classic is accompanied live by the twelve piece Peacherine Orchestra, hailed as “the premier American ragtime orchestra” by the Washington Post. Formed by conductor Andrew Greene in 2010, the orchestra recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era – ragtime, theatre, and dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using the original orchestral scores, and has performed at numerous leading venues, including The Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, and the American Film Institute. Travel back to the roaring 20s with us and see Nosferatu as it would have been screened originally, with its hauntingly beautiful authentic musical score, in this performance perfect for music and film fans alike!
Performing Arts Center Director Stacie McDaniel says, “This is the first time that the PAC has undertaken a project like this, and we are so excited to be dipping our toes into the world of film screening. This program is particularly special, however, because of the live music element. It really helps to bridge the space between film and live performance. I think this is going to be such a unique event for Statesboro.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern Box Office. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students and faculty/staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the Box Office in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or purchase tickets over the phone at 912-478-7999 or online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
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