Labor Day barbecue menus haven’t even been planned yet, but already we’re ramping up for Halloween. The U.S.’s second-favorite holiday (spending for it falls behind only our spree at Christmas) seems to get our attention earlier each year. And if you live in Louisville, the first whiffs of pumpkin spice means one thing: Fifth Third Bank’s “Dracula” is stirring, ready to storm from the cave for a flight and a bite at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Heck, the audience advisory alone makes me want to see it: “Violence, including physical combat, bloodshed and murder.” Sounds like a grand way to start off the fall for us!

Tickets for the show can sell out quickly, especially at dates closer to Halloween. So get your garlic, put your cross around your neck and head to Actors’ website for seats while the sun is still up.

The play is dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula.” Adapted and originally directed by William McNulty, this year it is helmed by Drew Fracher.