Fresno City College is proud to present their ferociously enrapturing production of the coming-of-age love story “Let the Right One In,” complete with vampires.
When a slew of killings rush through the neighborhood, Oskar—a friendless teenager living with his mom at the edge of town—befriends the peculiar new girl in town, Eli. She doesn't’t go to school and hardly leaves the house when the sun is out, but together they explore an electric relationship though Eli has a secret. She’s been a teenager for a very long time.
Directed by award winning theatre veteran and playwright Charles Erven, it is sure to be a blast.
“The themes of bullying and loneliness and how to cope in our world are what a lot of people are dealing with,” Erven said. He chose the show specifically because he thought the content and ideas present in the script are important and relatable to college-aged students.
The production is showing October 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and October 6, 11 and 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for general audiences and $12 for seniors and students with an ID. A group rate is available for groups of 10 or more attendees for $8 per ticket.
“Let the Right One In” debuted as a novel in 2004 by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist who later adapted it into a 2008 screenplay. Jack Thorne adapted the screenplay for the stage and produced it alongside director John Tiffany in a 2013 Royal Court Theatre in London.
Erven is excited to show off the well-crafted script.
“It’s still essentially a screenplay, but on stage,” Erven said. “[Tiffany and Thorne] cleverly figured out how to do that.”
Tickets can be purchase at the Theatre Box Office