Celebrate 35 Years of 'Fright Night' with a Dramatized Livestream Reading of the Official Stage Play
Back in October of 2018, The Rage of the Stage Players, Pittsburgh's longest-running dark/fringe theatre company, brought Tom Holland's 1985 vampire classic Fright Night to the stage for a "visceral one-of-a-kind horror stage production," and they've got something else exciting planned in celebration of the film's 35th anniversary.
Created with the permission of Holland, The Rage of the Stage Players will be presenting a visceral dramatized livestream performance, that will welcome audiences to Fright Night…for real!
Taking place on Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Eastern) via Rots.live/FrightNight, the "historic, not-to-be-missed, fan-niversary event" will celebrate the original film’s release, 35 years to the day! It will include an introduction by Tom Holland himself, and feature narration by Jonathan "Billy Cole" Stark, one of the stars of the original film.
Described as "a painstakingly adapted love letter to the source material," the production was written and directed for the stage by Pittsburgh playwright (and die-hard fan) James Michael Shoberg. It is a faithful representation of the cult film (brimming with "Easter eggs"), and, like every Rage production, it contains new twists and turns in the spirit of the original, that will make it just as new to horror fanatics as it is to Fright Night virgins! This free livestream reading of the stage script, dramatized by many of the actors from the play’s inaugural production, will give all those who were unable to attend the show’s premiere, an opportunity to experience it for themselves!
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.