Newton Tri-State Actors Theater will hold open Equity Principal Auditions and Non-Equity auditions for "The Passion of Dracula" at the Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College, 1 College Hill Road, Newton. Auditions for Equity actors are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Auditions for non-Equity Actors will be held on Friday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last sign in on both days will be at 4:30 p.m. Non-Equity Actors may attend auditions on Aug. 30; Equity Actors will be given preference. Performances dates for the show are Oct. 12 through 30. This version of the Dracula legend, by Bob Hall and David Richmond, is set in the English countryside in 1911 where several village girls have died under mysterious circumstances. The story opens at Dr. Seward's sanitarium. A sensual and charismatic vampire known as Count Dracula has already slain several girls on the English countryside. Abraham Van Helsing with the help of Dr. Cedric Seward, Lord Gordon Godalming, Jonathan Harker and Freudian psychiatrist Helga Van Zandt and the reluctant Thomas Renfield try to stop Count Dracula from making Lucy's friend Wilhelmina his next willing victim. With a dash of Holmesian sleuthing in this Baskerville hound country setting, our heroes save the heroine and dispatch the Count in the traditional manner. Laced with humor and horror, "The Passion of Dracula" brings the Dracula myth into the 21st century. Sides (selected dialogue for each character) will be provided at the audition. Sides and a cast breakdown are also available on the web at www.tristateactorstheater.org by clicking on Jobs/Auditions/Current Auditions. Prepared monologues are not required. All auditioners should bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Actors will be auditioned by Tri-State director Paul Meacham.