Let the Right One In
Based on the book (by John Ajvide Lindqvist) and film (by Tomas Alfredson) of the same name, Jack Thorne's 'Let the Right One In' is a challenging and fascinating piece of horror theatre.
Directed by John Cash Carpenter
AUDITION DATES: THURSDAY AUGUST 23rd 6-10pm & MONDAY AUGUST 27th from 6pm-9pm
FIRST READ-THRU: TUESDAY AUGUST 28th 6:30-9:30pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: OCTOBER 16-21st, 2018
HAVE PREPARED: 1-2 minute dramatic/horror monologue
ENTRY into ACTF
Oskar is a bullied lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn't know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time.
6 Males/3 Females
ELI: a teenage girl, is in fact a centuries old non-binary vampire. Extremely agile. Can seem somewhat cold and distant, but their relationship with Oskar exposes a warmer side of their personality.
OSKAR: A fairly typical lonely, bullied 12-year-old. His troubled home life and struggles with school bullies render him a quiet and vulnerable boy. However, again, his relationship with Eli draws out a soft, playful, and also resilient aspect of his character.
JONNY: A classic school bully. Enjoys making Oskar's life miserable. Not really a nice guy.
MICKE: Jonny's sidekick. Joins in bullying Oskar, but with less relish than Jonny. There is a sense that the two have probably been friends at some point, but Micke has decided to join the winning side in becoming a bully, probably at least for reasons of self-preservation.
KURT (M): A world-weary sweetshop owner who doesn't really have much time for annoying children, but still looks out for Oskar a little and regards him with sympathy. This is a multi-role part also playing Jocke/Nils/Dad/Stefan.
HALMBERG (M): Policeman, thoroughly perplexed by the goings-on but trying his best to keep everyone safe and calm. This actor would also play Mr Avila.
HAKAN (M): Sort of Eli's guardian. Neighbor’s believe him to be their father, but this is not the case. He loves Eli very deeply, and consequently kills people for blood to feed them. A somewhat questionable guy.
OSKAR'S MUM (F): Long-suffering, probably alcoholic. Most likely loves Oskar and is well-meaning, but struggles with looking after him and resents his father's post-divorce lack of involvement in his life.
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Lone Star College-North Harris
Performing Arts Theater
2700 W. W. Thorne Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77073