Students acting

The Slippery Rock University Department of Theatre has opened the 2017-2018 season with a production of Stephen Spotswood's "In The Forest, She Grew Fangs."

The story centers on Lucy, who spends her days being tormented and mocked, ghosting through the halls of her high school. At 16 years old, she's come to believe her life will never get better. Her grandmother, Ruth, knows something is wrong, but can't bridge the gulf between herself and her quiet granddaughter. Then Jenny arrives--a California transplant so out of place in the rural town that she draws everyone's eye. The story is a bloody deconstruction of "Little Red Riding Hood," while taking the familiar elements of werewolves, teen lust and high school bullies and experimenting with the question of who's the victim and who's the monster.

Shows are Oct. 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Union Multipurpose Room. Tickets, priced at $12 for the general public and $10 for students can be purchased at the door or online at For more information, call 724.738.2645 or

Pictured are (from left) Tyler Hahn, a senior communication and theatre major from Hanover and Tajionna Anderson-Clinton, a senior communication and theatre major from Pittsburgh during a recent dress rehearsal.