Sunday, October 19, 2003

Good doctor, some fangs please

By Jackie Demaline
The Cincinnati Enquirer

David Rebber was strolling downtown on an After-Five walk with Cincinnati Tomorrow when arts enthusiast Jenny Timm told him about Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival's need for fangs for the upcoming Dracula.

Rebber, who moved to the Cincinnati area in June, is an arts lover and, conveniently, a dentist.

He called the festival and set about creating five-millimeter toothies for actor Giles Davies.

"Essentially it's a false fingernail for the tooth," Rebber says. Just a little Fixodent and Davies is ready for neck work.

"It was really fun," says Rebber, who lives in Covington and practices in Lawrenceburg. "The actors were so excited, and even my office staff got excited."

Rebber hasn't been to Cincinnati Shakespeare yet, but he and his entire staff will be there on opening night. Yes, he kept the fang prototype for himself. "I might have them in my pocket" on Thursday, he said.

Dracula plays Thursday through Nov. 16 at Cincinnati Shakespeare. For reservations and information call the box office at 381-2273 or visit

Hoxworth blood drive

The festival will host a blood drive with the Hoxworth Blood Center Bloodmobile from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday outside the theater, 719 Race St. All donors will receive a discount on tickets to Dracula - to say nothing of being entered in Hoxworth's raffle for a stay at a Mexican villa.

Appointments aren't necessary, but if you wish to schedule a time, call Rebecca Bowman at 381-2288.

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