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‘Twilight’ meets ‘Harry Potter’ in comic stage spoof

“Harry’s Hotter at Twilight,” the latest comic romp from local theatrical troupe Gilda Shedstecker Presents, is a mash-up of those pale, sulky vampires from “Twilight” and the Hogwarts student-wizards from “Harry Potter.”

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Gilda Shedstecker Presents! Harry's Hotter at TwilghtBy Dan Kane
Posted Oct. 17, 2013 @ 12:01 am
Updated Oct 17, 2013 at 5:10 PM

“Harry’s Hotter at Twilight,” the latest comic romp from local theatrical troupe Gilda Shedstecker Presents, is a mash-up of those pale, sulky vampires from “Twilight” and the Hogwarts student-wizards from “Harry Potter.”

Opening Friday at the Kathleen Howland Theatre, and timed for the Halloween season, the show promises silly humor, innuendo and pop-culture references galore. Characters include Uptight Know It All Girl Wizard, Hot Shirtless Guy, and Lord You Know Who-oo.

“If you love ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Twilight,’ you’ll laugh. If you hate them, you’ll laugh. If you don’t know any of them, you’ll laugh!” director Doug Tennant promises in the show’s publicity material.

“Harry’s Hotter” has a deliberately convoluted plot. In addition to pokes at the “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” series, “Harry’s Hotter” includes sendups of “The Godfather” and “Star Wars.”

“It’s vintage sketch comedy, like watching the old ‘SNL,’ ” Tennant said. “It doesn’t actually make a whole lot of sense in some places, but it’s very, very funny. There’s quite a bit of physical comedy, a lot of prop comedy, but most of it is verbal.”

Gilda Shedstecker, which had a hit earlier this year with “Sordid Lives,” is developing into a repertory company with recurring players in its shows, among them Jacki Dietz, Ellen Fox, Roman Feemster and Patrice Rittenhouse. “You’ll see a lot of the same talent, whenever they’re available,” Tennant said.

Asked for age suitability of “Harry’s Hotter,” Tennant said, “If somebody allowed their children to see the original ‘Twilight’ movies, there’s nothing worse in this show. There’s less mature language than our shows usually have.”

There will be a special midnight show on Oct. 25, with those attending urged to come in costume; prizes will be awarded. “Just be sure your costume fits in a theater seat,” Tennant advised.

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