Donnie Darko comes to a Cambridge stage

Many Chlotrudis members are fans of Richard Kelly's film, DONNIE DARKO, which was nominated for four Chlotrudis Awards in 2003 (Best Movie, Director, Actor, and Original Screenplay.) The film went on to win Actor (Gyllenhaal) and Original Screenplay, but more notable was the number of presenters at the ceremony who cited the film as their favorite of the year. Now Boston-area fans of Kelly's cult film have an opportunity to see a stage adaptation performed by the American Repertory Theatre Institute.

For those who don't know, DONNIE DARKO is a science fiction, psychological thriller about a suburban teen coming face-to-face with his dark destiny. Donnie is a possibly delusional high school student visited by a demonic rabbit with eerie visions of the past and deadly predictions for the future. This stage adaptation of the film written by Richard Kelly is being directed for the Institute by Marcus Stern. Performances at the Zero Church Street performance space, corner of Church Street and Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Square take place on October 3, 4, & 5.

The Institute is q two-year, five-semester professional training program that includes a three-month residency at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia. During the academic year, the actors and directors enrolled in the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training present a series of performances for the general public. Tickets cost $10; $8 for subscribers and $5 for students, and can be purchased in advance through the Loeb Drama Center box office at 617-547-8300.