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The Slasher Play

Fun and gory teen tale



Produced by Right Pro Productions, creators of the well-received 2005 Fringe fave The Play of the Living Dead, The Slasher Play may not be the best executed play at this year’s festival, but it’s one of the most fun, especially for fans of the horror and teen genre. Written by Isaac Thompson and Terry Drisdelle, the Slasher Play tells the story of a group of bored, hormonal, teenaged stereotypes that take a trip to a secluded cabin to partake in some grad night revelry, only to discover they’re being stalked by a monster of the night! The dialogue tackles anything John Hughes ever made as well as 80s fright-flicks Friday the 13th and Nightmare On Elm Street with tongue firmly in cheek. Although it takes way too long to get to the good stuff, - eviscerations, dismemberments, beheadings – and some jokes drag, there are enough laughs and plenty of gore to keep the crowd interested. Seen Sept. 2

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