The novel terrified you. The movie made you sleep with the lights on. So how will the stage version of The Exorcist scar you? This summer, you can find out. The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles will premiere a stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist beginning July 2012. The show is directed by John Doyle (who won a Tony award for Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) and written by John Pielmeier (who wrote Agnes of God for the stage, and whose TV movies and mini-series include The Pillars of the Earth, Sybil, and The Capture of the Green River Killer). More after the break.
From the Geffen Playhouse website:
The most chilling test of faith come to life on stage. This world premiere adaptation of the famous 1971 novel documenting the terror and redemption of a ten-year-old girl remains as frightening and relevant as when first experienced. Under the direction of Tony Award winner John Doyle and adapted by acclaimed playwright John Pielmeier (Agnes of God), The Exorcist transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful.