Preparing for Transylvania University’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” has been a magical undertaking for junior Sofia Ricketts.
The current production Transylvania Theater production, “Carmilla: A Vampiress Radio Play,” has allowed cast and crew to stretch new muscles and learn how to provide a theater experience with just sound.
Take a look behind the scenes of Transylvania Theater’s “Carmilla: A Vampiress Radio Play,” which premiered today.
Kicking off a new partnership, Transylvania Theater and Bon Appétit Management Company are combining forces for “dinner and a show” this Saturday. A special picnic-themed meal will be served in the Rafskeller prior to the show. The menu features made-from-scratch entrees and sides, much of which is sourced from within 150 miles of the downtown Lexington campus. “The feature menu will be fried chicken, cider braised pulled pork with smoked chili vinegar sauce, green apple and mustard seed slaw, green beans with crushed salt and vinegar chips, smashed buttermilk potatoes with scallion, red peppers and parsley, spice-rubbed corn on the cob, black-eyed pea salad with cucumber, tomato, vinegar and herbs, and farro and tomato salad with crispy capers,” said Chris Harris, Bon Appétit’s general manager at Transylvania. Vegetarian options also include pizza, pasta and a salad bar. And dessert? It’s fit for a picnic: “Berry buckle, fudge brownies and banana pudding,” Harris shared. Transy Theater and Bon Appétit are planning similar special menus for upcoming performances of “The Vox Show” and “Fun Home.” Dinner is served from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday before the performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m. The meal is available for $9. Reserve your free performance tickets online. The public is invited to dine with the Transylvania community in the Rafskeller not just Saturday, but every day.
Transylvania Theater’s 2019-20 season will tackle the topic of resilience — university’s theme for this academic year — with four productions reminding us of our capacity to overcome challenges with both grit and humor.