Stephen King's Carrie Will Go to Prom in Drag This Fall in Philadelphia
by Adam Hetrick, for Playbill.com
Stephen King’s Carrie Will Go to Prom in Drag This Fall in Philadelphia By Adam Hetrick
Erik Jackson’s comedic stage adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel Carrie, which played an Off-Broadway run at PS 122 in 2006, will head back to prom at Philadelphia’s Brat Productions in October.
Erik Ransom will pull a gender-bending turn as the titular high school student with telekinetic powers. He will be joined by Leah Walton as Margaret White. Michael Alltop will direct the production that runs Oct. 2-Nov. 7 at Underground Arts.
Carrie will also feature Colleen Corcoran as Miss Gardner, Jess Conda as Norma Watson, Bethany Ditnes as Chris Hargensen, Justin Jain as Billy Nolan, Mariel Rosati as Sue Snell, Bradley Wrenn as Tommy Ross and Jarrod Yuskauskas as Mr. Morton.
Karen Getz will choreograph with costumes by Alisa Seckora Kleckner, lighting by Michael L. Cristaldi and set design by Chris Kleckner.
The Brat production promises “stunning special effects, puppets and costumes” and “all of the magic and horror of the original bestselling novel with surprising and hilarious new twists.”
In addition to the novel and film, King’s “Carrie” also inspired a cult musical, which played brief runs in London and New York. The musical was recently resurrected in a series of New York readings. For tickets visitBratProductions.