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World Premiere Exclusive: Stephen King’s “The Shining,” A Play

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Did you know? Stephen King granted the rights for three live performances of the “The Shining,” A Play and approved the script written by Omaha residents Benson Theatre Artistic Director Jason Levering and Aaron Sailors.

What: You’re invited to experience for the first time ever on stage, the tragic story of the Torrance family, Jack, Wendy and Danny, and their battle against the inhuman forces of the Overlook Hotel will come to life at Omaha’s Sokol Auditorium in the world premiere event Stephen King’s “The Shining,” A Play.

The cast has been locked and will start rehearsals this week, announced Levering, who is also directing the play.

Stephen King’s “The Shining,” A Play offers theatergoers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a brand new, never produced piece of theatre, based on a classic novel, brought to life, from a script that no one has ever seen, and encounter all of the joys and obstacles that come with a first run production.

“Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Stephen King, we have a unique opportunity to bring his horror masterpiece to the stage for a great cause. A little known fact is that Mr. King originally conceived “The Shining” as a sort of play - a tragedy with five acts - but it instead evolved into a novel with five parts,” commented Levering.

Who: Open to general public whereas, individual tickets are $30, VIP tickets are $60 and include: seats closest to the stage, access to meet and greet with cast members after the show and special numbered souvenir tickets. Click here to purchase tickets.

When: Friday March 21 & Saturday March 22, 2014

Where: Omaha’s Sokol Auditorium ~ 2234 S 13th St, Omaha, NE 68108

FYI: All proceeds will benefit the Benson Theatre in Omaha, NE. Supporters of the theater can also make donations though the Benson Theatre website any time and through the crowd-funding campaign here, which offers a variety of incentives at different contribution levels, currently running on Hatchfund.org through February 20, 2014.

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