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Cult Appeal of 'Darko' Film Spawns Stage Version

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Cult Appeal of 'Darko' Film Spawns Stage Version

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Cult Appeal of 'Darko' Film Spawns Stage Version

Cult Appeal of 'Darko' Film Spawns Stage Version

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Richard Kelly's 2001 film helped propel Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal to stardom and has become a cult favorite through relentless midnight screenings across the country.

Now, Frank the evil rabbit and his troubled teenage victim hit the boards in a play that tries to capture the film's quick cuts through some 70 stage scenes. It's now playing in Cambridge, Mass.