Fright Night… for real… on stage!
As announced by Tom Holland’s Terror Time, the master of horror has given Pittsburgh’s The Rage of the Stage Players permission to bring his 1985 vampire classic Fright Night to the stage this Halloween season, described as a “visceral one-of-a-kind horror stage production.”
Lovingly adapted and directed for the stage by Pittsburgh playwright James Michael Shoberg and produced by The Rage of the Stage Players, Fright Night is a faithful version of the beloved cult film. But, just like every Rage production, it contains new twists and turns in the spirit of the original that will make it just as new to die-hard fans as Fright Night virgins!
Fright Night tells the tale of Charley Brewster, “the boy who cried vampire.” Charley is an All-American teen and horror fanatic. Upon witnessing the very strange and unsettling nightly activity of his new neighbors (Jerry Dandrige and Billy Cole,) Charley begins to believe that Dandrige is, in fact, one of the blood-sucking undead.
Given his taste for the macabre, Charley is unable to convince his mother, his girlfriend (Amy) and his best friend (“Evil” Ed) to take him seriously. This leaves Charley with little choice but to seek the aid of his childhood hero (a hammy B-movie vampire hunter by the name of Peter Vincent), whose perceived expertise Charley needs to defeat Dandrige and protect those he loves.
Fright Night premieres at Carnegie Stage on October 5 and runs: October 6th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, & 27th. All performances begin at 8pm. Get tickets now.
Preview the official stage play below.