Stranger Issues: First Shadow Stage Play Plot, Launch Date

Henry Creel’s darkish previous is coming to mild within the Duffer Brothers’ new “Stranger Issues” stage play, “Stranger Issues: The First Shadow.” The prequel, set in 1959 Hawkins, premieres in London’s West Finish later this yr and can take a deep dive into Vecna’s chilling origin story. Like Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will seeing their D&D nightmares realized, the theatrical manufacturing will take us proper again to the start of Hawkins’s deepest and most terrifying secrets and techniques.

Written by Kate Trefry, employees author and story editor for the TV sequence, the play will probably be “rooted within the mythology and world of the Netflix world phenomenon.” The stage present will probably be produced by Netflix and Sonia Friedman Productions. It should additionally characteristic the Duffer Brothers as inventive producers and 21 Laps as affiliate producer. Stephen Daldry will direct with codirection by Justin Martin.

“We’re dying to inform you extra in regards to the story however will not — it is extra enjoyable to find it for your self.”

“We’re past enthusiastic about ‘Stranger Issues: The First Shadow,'” the Duffer Brothers stated in a press launch. “Collaborating with the sensible Stephen Daldry has been nothing in need of inspiring, and Kate Trefry has written a play that’s at turns shocking, scary, and heartfelt. You’ll meet endearing new characters, in addition to very acquainted ones, on a journey into the previous that units the groundwork for the way forward for ‘Stranger Issues.’ We’re dying to inform you extra in regards to the story however will not — it is extra enjoyable to find it for your self. Cannot wait to see you nerds in London!”

“Stranger Issues: The First Shadow” Plot

The “Stranger Issues” play will cowl a lot of followers’ greatest unanswered questions on Vecna. “Hawkins, 1959: an everyday city with common worries,” the play’s logline reads. “Younger Jim Hopper’s automotive will not begin, Bob Newby’s sister will not take his radio present critically and Joyce Maldonado simply needs to graduate and get the hell out of city. When new pupil Henry Creel arrives, his household finds {that a} recent begin is not really easy . . . and the shadows of the previous have a really lengthy attain.”

“Stranger Issues: The First Shadow” Forged

Netflix’s “Stranger Issues” encompasses a star-studded solid: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Priah Ferguson, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, Joseph Quinn, Charlie Heaton, Jamie Campbell Bower, and extra. Whereas many of the present’s distinguished characters will not be included within the prequel — as a result of they have not been born but — the play will see the return of beloved gamers together with Hopper, Joyce, and Bob (Sean Astin).

“Stranger Issues: The First Shadow” consists of set design by Miriam Buether; costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel; lighting design by Jon Clark; sound design by Paul Arditti; illusions design by Jamie Harrison and Chris Fisher; video design by 59 Productions; motion path by Coral Messam; wigs, hair, and make-up design by Campbell Younger Associates; casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG; worldwide casting consultancy by Jim Carnahan; and Gary Beestone as technical director.

Additional casting particulars, ticket data, and the complete efficiency schedule for the stage manufacturing will probably be introduced at a later date.

Find out how to Purchase Tickets to the “Stranger Issues: The First Shadow” Stage Play

Tickets for the “Stranger Issues” stage play will go on sale this spring, with further particulars to be introduced later this month. Precedence entry tickets will even be given to followers who register on the production’s website.

“Stranger Issues: The First Shadow” Poster

Picture Supply: Netflix

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