FITA : The Stage Play Official Press Release


See ‘Em On Stage: A Production Company is very proud to announce the world premiere stage production of “Flowers in the Attic” written by the internationally best-selling author Andrew Neiderman and based on the V.C. Andrews novel of the same title. Directed by Christopher Bentivegna (Evil Dead: The Musical) and working in direct conjunction with Neiderman, this long-awaited stage adaptation will premiere on August 13th and run through August 31st at the Old Marquer Theatre. See ‘Em On Stage: A Production Company and the city of New Orleans were specifically chosen by Neiderman to premiere his new work. 

“Flowers in the Attic” is based on the controversial and popular gothic horror novel written by V.C. Andrews in 1979. The captivating story of greed, betrayal, and forbidden love has sold over 40 million copies worldwide and has been developed into two movies. The recent movie adaptation produced by Lifetime was the highest-rated original cable TV movie of 2014. 

The author of the play, Andrew Neiderman, is the best-selling author of “The Devil’s Advocate” and now the recently published prequel, “Judgement Day” (Simon and Schuster, Gallery books) which has been picked up by Warner Bros. television to be developed as a television series. The stage play of “The Devil’s Advocate” opens in Amsterdam on November 18th. For over 28 years, Andrew Neiderman has been ghostwriting the V.C. Andrews novels, having sold over 106 million copies worldwide in 98 countries. Under both names, he has published over 115 novels and has had eight films adapted from his works. Mr. Neiderman is working directly with this production of “Flowers in the Attic” as it develops and is readied for its world premiere. Mr. Neiderman is available for phone and email interviews to discuss this project. 

“Flowers in the Attic” is the only official stage play of V.C. Andrews’s enduring classic of forbidden love—the original story that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted readership. 

At the top of the stairs in one of the grandest, most magnificent mansions in Virginia, there are four hidden secrets; blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive. The Dollangangers were the ideal family; perfect and carefree, until a devastating tragedy shattered their lives. Now, in order for their mother to receive an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight as if they don’t exist. Locked away in an attic in their grandmother’s vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizingly long months, Cathy, Christopher, and the twins Cory and Carrie, realize their survival is at the mercy of their tyrannical and superstitious grandmother . . . and this cramped and horrifying existence may be the only one they ever know. 

“Flowers in the Attic” stars Kali Russell (Zanna, Don’t!) as Cathy Dollanganger, Levi Hood (One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest) as Christopher Dollanganger, Jen Pagan (Shoebox Lounge) as Older Cathy, Mary Pauley (Long Day’s Journey Into Night) as Olivia Foxworth, Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth (Marilyn/God) as Corrine Dollanganger, Edward Boudreaux IV (The Lion King Jr.) as Cory, and Daisey Mackey (All That Judy) as Carrie.

Jenny Billot is the stage manager. Caroline St. Amant is assistant stage manager. Christian Tarzetti is the costume coordinator. Bill Young is the lighting designer. Matthew Collier is the set designer. Katie Bandit and Rebecca Fox are the props managers.  

“Flowers in the Attic” will run Thursdays-Mondays, August 13th-31st. Tickets are $20. Monday nights (August 17, 24, and 31) are a special “Industry Nights” where members of the theater community (actors, directors, producers, etc.) will receive 20% off tickets that are bought at the door. 

Patrons can call (504) 298-8676 to reserve tickets. Or             
   ; Tickets will also be available at the door. 

All performances will take place at the Old Marquer Theatre (former The Shadowbox Theatre) located at 2400 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117.

Please contact Christopher Bentivegna, (504) 250-6483for more information.

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