Shine on stage

Posted: January 9, 2014, 09:10
The Shining as a stageplay... Could it work?

You never know if you don’t ask.

The board of the Benson Theater took a chance and asked author Stephen King for rights to adapt his book “The Shining” for the stage as a fundraiser toward purchasing, renovating and reopening the 1923 theater at 6054 Maple St.

King said yes.

A staged version of “The Shining,” directed and co-written by Jason Levering, is slated to run March 21 and 22 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Auditions are at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Image Arts Building, 2626 Harney St. The cast calls for 11 actors, many playing multiple roles.

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Thanks to Herbert West and Troy Tradup