For those EXORCIST fans out there (and I know there are many), William Peter Blatty’s follow-up, LEGION, will be on the stage soon, thanks to WildClaw Theatre. It will make its debut in the Chicago area. Here’s the official press release:
William Peter Blatty’s
Chicago – January 14, 2010 – WildClaw Theatre presents the world premiere adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s “Legion.” With previews March 13th and 14th, and opening Monday, March 15th, 2009, 7:30pm at Chicago’s Viaduct Theater, 3111 N. Western Ave. Running Thursday thru Sunday until April 18th, 2009. Performance times are Thursday thru Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm.
Directed by WildClaw company member Anne Adams, and featuring company members Brian Amidei and Scott T. Barsotti, with Len Bajenski, Ariel Brenner, Casey Cunningham, Vic Doylida, Matt Engle, Sasha Gioppo, Lindsay Nance, Benno Nelson, Elaine Robinson, Cheryl Roy, Erika Schmidt, HB Ward and Josh Zagoren.
WildClaw is thrilled to present the World Premiere of William Peter Blatty’s “Legion,” the bestselling sequel to Blatty’s “The Exorcist.” More than a decade after the death of Father Karras, Lieutenant Kinderman is faced with a series of grisly murders resembling the work of a dead serial killer. Kinderman’s investigation brings him face to face with the essence of true evil, and its origin. This terrifying supernatural thriller continues WildClaw theatre’s quest of bringing intelligent and imaginative horror to the Chicago stage.
Anne Adams, who recently directed the critical and commercial hit Scott Barsotti’s “The Revenants,” has once again assembled a remarkable production team for “Legion.” Adapted by WildClaw Artistic Director Charley Sherman, with set design by Nic Dimond, costume design by Allison Greaves, lighting design by Paul Foster, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel and Scott Tallarida, movement design by Karen Tarjan, and special blood effects by Fraser Coffeen.
Tickets $10 – $20, with student discounts available. For more information, please visit www.wildclawtheatre.com
If you live in the Chicago and revere THE EXORCIST, this is definitely worth checking out.