The movie Donnie Darko has been adapted to a play and will run at the Zero Arrow Theatre in Cambridge starting Oct. 27th. Just in time for Halloween! I’m a big fan of the genre-askewing movie. Cool (if confusing) story, nailed the 80s feel, perfect soundtrack, solid Patrick Swayze cameo, and I still laugh when I hear “Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.” I did find the director’s cut disappointing though - it tried to explain what was better left vague. My wife scores huge points for noticing it at the American Rep - she knows me well.

I’m curious how it will translate to the stage. In the words of Homer: “Ooh I love legitimate theater!”