LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Comes to MET: Transcending The Vampire Genre
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present Let the Right One In by Jack Thorne. An unlikely bond forms between a bullied schoolboy and his mysterious new neighbor ... one of whom has been young for a very long time. Based on the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist, this supernatural coming-of-age love story touches the heart and makes it race, too.
Let the Right One In was made famous by the film adaption by Tomas Alfredson, released in 2008. Since then, the story has received numerous awards and accolades, and many have praised it for its unique blend of genres and styles. Director Julie Herber is excited to breathe new life into the premise. "One of the most exciting challenges for us creating this piece is to build that sense of genre horror, while honoring the story of love, acceptance and heartbreak that is throughout. It's a beautiful story that explores 'other' and 'isolation' and the relationships that grow out of these lonely spaces. The book and the original film will act as inspiration as well as the cinematically influenced script. I'm looking forward to finding a physical and emotional world with the cast that can express constantly shifting moods and moments," she said.
The Let the Right One In crew includes: Julie Herber (Director), Maria Laird (Stage Manager), Caitlyn Joy (Assistant Stage Manager), Cecelia Lee (Scenic Designer), Carey Rausch (Lighting Designer), Stephanie Hyder (Costume Designer), Tom Majarov (Sound Designer), Bailey Sterling (Props Designer), and Katie Rattigan and Doug Grove (Special Effects Team).
The cast includes: Jordan Champe (Oskar), Karli Cole (Eli), Robert Leembrugen (Hakan), Brandon Richards (Jonny), Sean Byrne (Micke), Karen Heyser-Paone (Mum), Jack Evans (Mr. Avila, Halmburg), JD Sivert (Kurt, Jocke, Nils, Stefan, Dad) and Daniel Valentín-Morales (Torkel, Janne, Jimmy).
Let the Right One In opens on Friday, October 19 and runs until Sunday, November 11, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.. Tickets are $24 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (301) 694-4744, online at marylandensemble.org or in person at the MET box office. Come to fall in love with these chilling characters.