Brat Productions presents CARRIE
a comedy by Erik Jackson
based on the novel by Stephen King
Directed by Michael Alltop
October 2 – November 7, 2010
Press night, Thursday, October 7 at 8 p.m.
@ Underground Arts at the Wolf Building
340 North 12th Street (at Callowhill), Philadelphia
This Halloween season, add a splash of humor to your fright! Psychological horror meets outrageous camp in Carrie, Erik Jackson’s black comedy adaptation of Stephen King’s legendary 1974 novel. Fresh from last year’s critically acclaimed world premiere event, Haunted Poe (Best Production of a Play, Philadelphia Weekly), Brat Productions will stage the first new production of Carrie since its sold-out off-Broadway run.
Carrie tells the story of the iconic outcast – and telekinetic – teen, played by Erik Ransom (off-Broadway’s My Big Gay Italian Wedding), who gets humiliated for the last time at the senior prom. This electrifying, comic horror event brings the audience closer to the action than ever before. Objects float, lights pop, sparks fly, fire erupts, and a car flips and burns in a special effects extravaganza.
Directed by Michael Alltop with a team of design and magic experts, Carrie features all of the thrills and horror of the original bestselling novel with surprising and hilarious new twists.
Save the date for a prom night you’ll never forget!
$15 – $29
Online Sales: www.bratproductions.org/production/carrie
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Founded in 1996, BRAT Productions is committed to “thinking outside the proscenium” with performance pieces that are surprising and incendiary, entertaining and unsettling. BRAT’s mission is to create an audience of the future by producing theatre that breaks the rules; theatre that tests conventions; theatre that rocks! Over the years, BRAT has established itself as Philadelphia’s most adventurous theatre and is known for using unusual performance venues to enhance original and noteworthy productions. Its numerous productions have included Three Chord Fiction, winner of the Ted and Stevie Wolf Barrymore Award for New Approaches to Collaboration, A 24-Hour The Bald Soprano, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant and Eye-95: Retarred.