If you are a fan of the late-’80s cult film Heathers, which assembled perhaps the most underrated cast in cinematic history — Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty and Christian Slater, for a start — then you’ll probably be excited to see how the dark teenage drama will translate to the stage. If you’re not a fan, what is your damage?
Yes, Heathers: The Musical is coming to the Factory Theatre for a ten-day run, courtesy of Kore Productions. The shows start at 7pm each night, and there isn’t really that much else to say about it. You’re either completely sold by now, or baffled by why this is on your screen right now.
The production bio explains: “Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing junta: Heather, Heather and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the dark and sexy stranger J.D., who plans to put the Heathers in their place – six feet under.”
Yup, it’s quite dark. This ominous disclaimer will showcase how much: “All firearms within the production are used under direction and supervision of a licensed theatrical armourer.” You’ve been warned.