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The Exorcist

Season 38

a play by John Pielmeier

adapted from the novel by William Peter Blatty

directed by Stuart Landon

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Oct 7- 31, 2023

on the Capital BlueCross Main Stage

Evenings at 7:30pm: Oct 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 31

Matinees at 3:00pm: Oct 8, 22

Special Performances & Events 

  • Opening Night and Reception: Sat, Oct 7

  • Post-Performance Discussion: Sun, Oct 8, following the matinee

  • ASL Interpreted Performance: Sun, Oct 29 at 7:30pm (contact for best seating)

No late seating, please plan time to find parking, get a drink or snack, and get to your seat before the show begins.


Prepare for an unrelenting descent into terror as you witness the heart-pounding adaptation of the classic horror novel, The Exorcist

A demon possesses a young girl named Regan (Emily Reusswig). When modern medicine falls short in explaining her bizarre affliction, frustrating Regan's anguished mother, Chris (Tara Herwig). Chris turns to the unlikely aid of a local priest, Father Damian Kerras (Jeff Luttermoser). As he grapples with his own shaken faith, Father Kerras is joined by The Exorcist, Father Merrin (Ted Hanson). Brace yourself for a relentless journey into the depths of terror, as Karras and Merrin combat an evil beyond their wildest imaginations.

Based on the novel that inspired the iconic horror film, this gripping stage adaptation of The Exorcist promises a visceral experience that will leave audiences horrified and exhilarated. Witness spine-tingling effects, intense performances, and an unforgettable finale that will keep you teetering on the edge of your seat. Join us for the East Coast premiere.

Adapted by John Pielmeier (Agnes of God) and directed by Open Stage Producing Artistic Director Stuart Landon, The Exorcist brings to life a terrifying struggle of faith. Experience this unnerving story of faith, fear, and redemption. This new stage adaption is sure to grip you in its relentless hold. Don't miss this opportunity to confront the shadows in the dark and experience The Exorcist, live on stage!

Important information: This production contains material that may shock and offend.

You'll love The Exorcist if you enjoy: horror classics like "The Shining," the TV series "Stranger Things," or other supernatural thrillers like "The Conjuring."

Running time: 2h plus one intermission 

Cast & Crew

Emily Reusswig

Regan MacNeil

Tara Herweg

Chris MacNeil

Jeff Luttermoser

Father Damien Karras

Tommy Dougherty

The Demon/Father Joseph Dyer

Brennen Dickerson

Father Joseph Dyer


View Study Guide

2h 15m including one intermission


Content Advisory

Mature Audiences Only

This show is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.

See specific content warnings below.

This show contains the following:

strobe lighting effects

crude indecent language

intense sexual situations

graphic violence

depictions of drinking alcohol

depictions of self-harm or suicide

discussion of mental illness

themes on death and grief

loud or startling noise

theatrical blood

theatrical fog effects

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