'Let The Right One In' performed by Shoestring Players

Published on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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'Let The Right One In' performed by Shoestring Players
The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will perform “Let the Right One In”, Thursday-Sunday (Oct. 5 – 8) in the Performing Arts Center Theatre at USC Upstate.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; midnight on Friday; and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $8 general admission and $4 for faculty, staff and students with USC Upstate ID. Tickets may be purchased at the USC Upstate Box Office from 1 – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at (864) 503-5695. Cash or check only, please.

“Let the Right One In,” adapted by Jack Thorne from a novel and screenplay by the Swedish writer, John Ajvide Lindqvist, is the story of Oskar, who is a sensitive and bullied boy who lives with his mother. He and his new neighbor, Eli, a unique young girl, strike up an initially reserved friendship. As they gradually form a close bond, it becomes apparent that she is far from ordinary. As she reveals her macabre secret, the audience discovers her connection to a series of bloody murders.

Meet the cast

Joseph Richer of Waxhaw, N.C., as Oskar

Garrett Gibson of Inman as Jonny

Kyle McIntyre of Spartanburg as Micke

Gabe Troski of Boiling Springs as Hakan

Joshua Witt of Boston, Mass., as Torkel

Dexter Simmons of Clinton as Kurt

Kacy Winterhalter of Columbia as Mum

Jordan Montemayor of Piedmont as Eli

Brigitte Staggs of Woodruff as Halmberg

Feenix Smith of Inman as Jocke

Najeee Joyner of St. Stephen as Mr. Avila

McCray Earls of Lugoff as Nils

John Gibbs of Lyman as Dad

Doug Yates of Oviedo, Fla., as Janne

Aaron Nathanson of Egland Air Force Base, Fla.

John Marshall Branham of Sharon as Stefan

Professor Jimm Cox, director, is in his 45th year teaching at Upstate and is nationally and internationally recognized. He has fostered collaboration that established an exclusive partnership with The Rose Theatre and the American Conservatory Theater both in London, England.

Contact Jimm Cox, professor of theatre, at 864-503-5697 or at [email protected].




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