In the Dark
Best known for penning Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives, author Ira Levin is responsible for some chilling cultural touchstones. The Vintage Theatre will bring one of Levin’s lesser-known — but equally frightening — works to the stage tonight for a well-timed Friday the 13th opening. Veronica’s Room tells the story of a young woman who is manipulated by an older couple into impersonating a long-deceased girl named Veronica, and that’s when things start to get scary: “The young woman gets trapped in a Veronica nightmare,” says director Bernie Cardell.
“The thriller is definitely my favorite thing to direct on stage,” explains Cardell. “There are a lot of opportunities to affect an audience with a thriller, get them to squirm in their seat, get them to be a little bit uncomfortable, get them to be scared.”
Consider yourself warned. Veronica’s Room runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through October 6 at Vintage, 1468 Dayton Street in Aurora. Tickets, $20 in advance or $25 at the door, are available online at vintagetheatre.com, at the box office, or by calling 303-856-7830.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 13. Continues through Oct. 13, 2013
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