Skidmore Theater to Stage National College Premiere of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
The Skidmore College Theater Department has announced its Fall Black Box production, the national college premiere of Let The Right One In, based on the novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne.
Skidmore alum and Brooklyn-based director and choreographer Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly guest directs this chilling and heart-wrenching production. Presented by arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd.
Awash in innocence and shrouded in darkness, the forces collide when young schoolboy Oskar meets his new next-door neighbor, Eli. Oskar is bullied, lonely, and from a broken home - all of which pale in comparison to the strange and secretive rituals of Eli. A bond is welded between the two unlikely misfits while, at the same time, a series of bone-chilling murders begin. Their extraordinary connection will be pushed beyond all imaginable limits in this haunting coming-of-age love story. Let the Right One In is an enchanting, brutal, and tender vampire tale recommended for brave and openhearted audience members.
FROM THE DIRECTOR: "It's not surprising to learn that the author of Let The Right One In has a background as a magician, given the novel's darkly imaginative undertones. Accordingly, the National Theatre of Scotland's stage adaptation, written by Jack Thorne, is filled with bloody, bold, and downright impossible stage directions that certainly rely on a little magic, some sleight of hand, and a macabre spirit. Underneath the love story, themes of loneliness, bullying, social isolation, alcoholism, and existential anxiety are exposed. We invite you to enter the hauntingly beautiful birch trees in the Black Box to experience this disturbing tale from within the winter forest." - Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly
Performances run October 19-25 at 8pm, with a Sunday matinee at 2pm, at the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater on the Skidmore College Campus. Tickets: $12 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at theater.skidmore.edu, or by contacting the Box Office at email@example.com / (518) 580-5439.