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'Terminal' to open Friday in Bemidji

"Terminal," a full-length suspense story by Brian Keene and Roy C. Booth -- based on the novel of the same name by Keene -- will make its debut Friday at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Bemidji.

Keene is a two-time Bram Stoker Award winner, based out of Pennsylvania, with two dozen books in print -- five of which have been optioned for film.

The book "Terminal" is now in its third printing from Bantam Spectra and is currently being made into a full-length feature film by Nimble Pictures.

Booth, a Bemidji native, is an internationally award-winning playwright with 42 plays published to date. His plays have been or are being shown in more than 600 productions worldwide in 23 countries. He is also a published author, poet, journalist, essayist, comedian, game designer and screenwriter.

In addition to the production itself, which will be shown three times throughout the weekend, both playwrights will be on hand to answer audience questions, sign books and interact with attendees, many coming from as far as California, Colorado, Texas, Canada and New York City.

The play, which is presented by RCB Productions, will be filmed for DVD release. During the weekend, fans of the original novel will also be asked to provide interviews and commentary for the DVD. People who will be attending the play and would like to be interviewed for the DVD should let Booth know by calling him at 333-6759.

Show times are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The play is suggested for mature audiences only.

Concessions will be available during each show, sponsored by the Bemidji State University G.E.E.K. Club.

Tickets are $10 for all shows, and will be available at the box office at least a half-hour prior to opening curtain for each show. Ticket pre-sales are also available at Roy's Comics & Games, 507 Beltrami Ave.

The Paul Bunyan Playhouse is located inside the historic Chief Theater at 314 Beltrami Ave. N.W.

Sponsorships are available for the production. Contributions are tax deductible and will go toward paying for advertising, programs and other costs associated with the presentation. Business card-sized ads for the show's program are also available for $10.

Call Roy or Cynthia Booth at 333-6759 with any questions concerning the production.