“Welcome to Fright Night…FOR REAL.”
Tom Holland’s classic horror film Fright Night is being adapted into a stage play by Pittsburgh's longest-running dark/fringe theatre company, The Rage of the Stage Players. This will be a "visceral one-of-a-kind horror stage production," approved by Holland himself!
Revealed by Tom Holland’s Terror Time and 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 5th, with more showings all throughout the month of October. All stage performances will begin at 8pm. You can purchase tickets HERE.