ART is doing a stage adaptation of Donnie Darko???
Marcus Stern, who helmed the theater's popular, genre-bending "The Onion Cellar" in collaboration with local rock group the Dresden Dolls, stages his own adaptation of the indie pic....
[A] special effects film that featured time portals, car crashes and burning buildings would seem an unlikely candidate for the stage. Make that the small stage -- ART's Zero Arrow Theater seats 300.
Stern, however, didn't see it that way, saying the project fit in with the type of non-realistic theater to which he is drawn....Younger auds, he says, connect with things that have a contemporary pace and a different hard-core aesthetic. "You're seeing actors and music and everything collide really fast, back and forth, which to me reflects what younger audiences are going to in general..."
Yup. He's onto something.More info on the ART site.