photo by John Groseclose
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"....the beauty in Lindqvist's work is how it uses loneliness and the vacant feelings of lost, emotionally neglected youth to depict the similarities between a young bullied boy and the vampire girl he befriends. While the theatrical adaptation may lack some of the shocks and realistic cinematic special effects from the film that you can't truly duplicate on stage, and includes a few plot holes and undeveloped thoughts, it still has enough eerie moments that resonate and characters you care about. Stray Cat Theatre presents the Arizona premiere of the play in a production full of bleakness, with beautiful performances by Brittney Watson and Nathaniel Smith as the unlikely friends..... " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)
."...Whether it’s because of the set’s neutral tone that sits somewhere in that gray area between black and white, the snow around the base of the trees and the jungle-gym, or the theatre’s a/c unit turned down a few extra degrees, there’s a definite chill felt throughout both the play’s two acts, which is exactly what the piece requires. Stray Cat has created its own Bleak House...." -David Appleford, Valley Screen and Stage (click here to read the complete review)