George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead — Live!
Written by Christopher Bond, Dale Boyer and Trevor Martin
Created by Christopher Harrison and Phil Pattison
Recorded sound effects and music by Jamie Lamb and Mike Trebilcock
Six strangers, a lonely farmhouse, surrounded by brain-eating zombies what could go wrong?
Night of the Living Dead™ Live is a fun and hilarious re-imagining of George A. Romeros legendary classic. Set in 1968 and presented in all black and white, it literally feels like the film has been brought to life and placed onstage. The play lovingly examines the movie itself, the period in which it was made, and the films undying influence on the horror genre.
Night of the Living Dead™, the film, was produced at a time of incredible social and political upheaval. The film was met with controversy for featuring an African American protagonist and realistic horror images; and yet, possibly the most controversial element to Night of The Living Dead™ was the ending Everybody dies! Even the hero doesnt survive.
More than just a re-creation of the story, the play celebrates the history and influence of the movie. Through a series of multiple endings, the characters are all faced with different issues and challenges while desperately trying to survive the night. However, their contrasting personalities and agendas always seem to prevent the group from working together. Which leaves us all wondering: Could anyone survive a night of the living dead?
RATED PG FOR MILD LANGUAGE
Season sponsor: MIKE LEWIS & ASSOCIATES, Attorneys at Law
Show sponsor: Lida Hayes