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Illustration for article titled A stage adaptation of emThe Shining/em in the works

Having exhausted movies to turn into plays and back into movies, the theater world is turning to a new source of inspiration: original ideas! Ha. Just kidding. It's books! Specifically, books that have already been turned into movies, and can now be turned into plays. Following a recent run of books-to-movies-to-plays that's included Big Fish,  The Bridges Of Madison County, The Princess Bride, and even a 2012 revival of the notoriously terrible Carrie: The Musical, perhaps it's inevitable that theater producers are turning to another of Stephen King's works, mounting a stage version of The Shining.

A theater company in Omaha, Nebraska is planning on renovating an old theater—ideally, one built on an ancient Indian burial ground, and was the setting of Satanic rituals, witch-burnings, and five John Denver Christmas specials—to put on a theatrical version of King's classic thriller. The production is still in the early stages; in fact, auditions are being held this week. So if you're in Nebraska, you have some acting experience, and your urge to kill (a live audience, metaphorically) is rising, maybe you could wind up playing deranged groundskeeper Jack Torrance or his hysterical wife Wendy. Or this could finally be your chance to give your creepy identical twin daughters their big break.


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