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The Ringwald Theatre Presents Midwestern Debut of ‘Let the Right One In’

By |2018-01-10T10:39:10-05:00January 10th, 2018|Entertainment, Ferndale, Neighborhoods, Theater|

Usually horror and romance don’t mix, but they blend perfectly in the classic Swedish story, “Let the Right One In.” Originally a novel, the story has been adapted into two films, a television show and a stage production.
The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Oskar in Stockholm, who makes friends with a young girl named Eli after she moves in next door. Now, the production, which has been described as “dark” and “visceral,” makes its way to Ferndale’s Ringwald Theatre for its Midwestern debut.
Internationally lauded, the 2008 film adaptation has received a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and much critical praise. John Ajvide Lindqvist, the novel’s author, said he wrote the story because he wanted to portray the suburb where he grew up.
“It’s set in 1981 so that the protagonist of the story is the same age as I was, and I want to portray the suburb at this time, and let something terrible at that time come there, to see what happens with the people and the society,” he said. “It turned out that the vampire was the best creature to use, and I was also fascinated by the concept which is where the title comes from which is a lesser-known fact of vampire mythology that the vampire, in order to enter a building or a house, has to be invited.”
The play is directed by brandy Joe Plambeck, and stars Shane Nelson and Tiaja Sabrie as Oskar and Eli. An ensemble cast features Sarah Burcon, Sean Ceglarek, Ryan Ernst, Artun Kircali, Jeffrey Shawn Miller, Joel Mitchell and Mike Suchyta. Greg Eldridge is stage manager, Casey Hibbert is set designer, costume design is by Vince Kelley and fight choreography is by Sydney Lepora.
 “Let the Right One In” will be at the Ringwald Theatre from now until Jan. 29. Tickets range from $10 to $20. Show times on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays are at 8 p.m., with 5 p.m. Sunday showings.

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