Taylor Flanagan as Mina Murray and Jessica Riley as Lucy Westenra. Different Stages’ production of “Dracula” runs through Dec. 12.

You know the story. This production, based off the novel by Bram Stoker, paints a wickedly theatrical picture of his famous vampire.

An ominous presence haunts Lucy Westenra’s dreams. A ship founders on the Whitby rocks, its crew nowhere to be found. Rumors of a monstrous gray dog spread panic among the locals. And an inmate of a nearby asylum raves about the arrival of his Master — Count Dracula, who has arrived in England from his Transylvanian castle.

Details: Opens Friday. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 12. $15-$30. The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road. 512-478-5282, main.org/diffstages.