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Twi-lite: I Was a Teenage Vampire

Thursday 1.7



There are different levels of popularity that something (or someone) can achieve. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then you better believe you are on tip-top if you are being parodied. The Twilight franchise has entranced an entire nation of naive tweens, mid-20s nonreaders and moms who are looking for a wholesome way to relate to their daughters through a shared love for unrealistic portrayals of romance. South Park, SNL and YouTube users galore have already had a crack at it, so now it’s time to continue the ridicule in a new medium: theater.

Playwright Ben E. Millet has concocted the comical Twi-lite:

I Was a Teenage Vampire. Seth, the high school geek, pretends to be a vampire to get the attention of the popular cheerleader, Chelsea, due to her obsession with a fictional vampire character. All is fine until a real vampire challenges him to a showdown. Oh, Twilight! Thank you for the laughs!

Twi-lite @ Desert Star Playhouse, 4861 S. State, 801-266-2600, Jan. 7–March 13,

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