LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Brings Horror Off Of The Screen And Onto The Stage At An Other Theater Company

Directed by Christopher Clark and Morag Shepherd, with movement by Graham Brown, An Other Theater Company presents Let the Right One In beginning October 19 and running weekends through November 10.

Based on the 2008 film and 2004 novel, the stage adaptation blends horror and young romance in a world filled with violence. The story focuses around Oscar, a boy who is bullied at school who befriends the mysterious Eli: a 12-year-old girl who has "been 12 for a very long time."

"It's a compelling story with the iconic characters that many people know from the novel or the films. But we're telling the story through physical theatre - so it feels fresh and new. And spooky. Certainly a perfect Halloween date for grown-ups looking for something different," says director Christopher Clark.

Morag Shepherd knew that putting the show on its feet was going to be a challenge. "I read this play and thought 'How the f--- are we going to stage this?' So, naturally, I said yes." To translate the spectacular and shocking events of the film and novel to stage, the directors recruited the help of Graham Brown to choreograph unique and haunting movement throughout the piece.

She goes on: "The ideologies of gender are constantly called into question within the text. Chris and I grasped onto that thread and it has turned into the overarching concept of the show, because we are our gender identities, but we are also more than that, and I think that Eli represents the monster that society perceives when we don't know how to categorize gender. Eli is beautiful, and haunting, and other, and I am in love with them."

The play packs a horrific punch which is prime for the season, and those in attendance will get a serving of beauty with their frights.

The play runs Fridays and Saturdays October 19th through November 10th at 7:30pm (with a 10:00pm show Halloween night) in their blackbox theater in the Provo Towne Centre.

About An Other Theater Company:

Now in their second season, An Other Theater Company seeks to provide a voice to many who are overlooked in the mainstream local theatre scene, including stipulations in its season selection process to highlight works by and about women as well as the LGBT community.

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