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'Twilight Zone' Enters the Stage Dimension

"The Twilight Zone" is entering (another) new dimension. Later this year, the classic speculative-fiction television series will make its theatrical debut at London's Almeida Theatre. This is the first stage adaptation of "The Twilight Zone," reports Ryan McPhee for Playbill. American playwright Anne Washburn, who penned "Mr. Burns," a dark comedy that follows survivors of an apocalypse recreating episodes of "The Simpsons," is adapting the ever-relevant series for stage. Previews for the limited engagement start in December, Broadway World reports. "'The Twilight Zone' looks back at American nightmares made during the Cold War which speak as powerfully to the current political moment and the ongoing power of the imagination today," Rupert Goold, artistic director of the Almeida Theatre, says in a statement. Though this may be the 1960s series' first time on stage, its legacy can be seen in scores of horror and science-fiction movies and television shows to date, including recent hits like "Dimension 404" and "Black Mirror," Kaitlyn Tiffany observes over at The Verge. (The anthology show's more absurdist plot lines as well as its iconic narrations delivered by creator Rod Serling even became fodder for a parody show within the animated series "Futurama.") Read More: Smithsonian

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