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BlueRep’s ‘Carrie’ pleasantly odd in parts—but lacks bite

As a vehicle for delivering a bloody spectacle, Ateneo Blue Repertory s Carrie struggles to make a devastating impact. Though pleasantly odd in parts, it doesn t commit to its story s horrific nature, its conflicts too clean and performed, never having the bite it needs. Adapted by Lawrence Cohen, Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford in 1988 from Stephen King s twisted coming-of-age novel, Carrie follows the titular high school outcast (Nyla Festejo) who is constantly bullied, is abused by her fanatically religious mother (Reg Claravall), and begins to manifest telekinetic powers. The story is deceptively simple, tying together with surprising sensi...

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