Six strangers, a lonely farmhouse, surrounded by brain-eating zombies – what could go wrong?
Kicking of its 95th year, Adams State University Theatre presents Night of the Living Dead Live – a fun re-imagining of George Romero’s horror film. Tickets are now on sale at the ASU Theatre Box Office.
Set in 1968, the play is a horror parody of the classic zombie movie. Directed by John H. Taylor, Ph.D., chair of theatre, the comedy re-creates live on stage the original film in the first act. In the second act, it presents a series of alternative endings which hilariously tests the question: Can anyone survive a night of the living dead?
“After a year plus of going through a pandemic, it seems appropriate to me that we welcome back audiences into our theatre with a comical zombie apocalypse. Why not?” said Taylor.
As in the film, the threat is not from only outside of the farmhouse in which the characters are hiding. It is inside the home. The real conflict is between those in the house as they argue and fight amongst themselves. To survive, they must work together or they will perish at the hands of the living dead. In playing out a series of comical “what ifs,” this comedy shows the challenges of defeating zombies.
Taylor adds: “For fans of the original movie, I hope they find our work to be a loving tribute to it. In fact, this script is officially authorized by the Romero family. If you have not seen the 1968 film, you will still find the evening to be full of frights and laughs.”
Public performances of Night of the Living Dead Live runs at 7:30 p.m. September 24, 25 October 1, 2 and 2 p.m. and October 3 in the SLV Federal Bank Main Stage Theatre.
Tickets are $10 for general public, $9 for seniors and students, and free to Associated Students and Faculty with current Adams State identification. The production is recommended for age 12 and older. All audience members are required to wear masks while inside the Theatre Building. The box office number is 719-587-8499.
Night of the Living Dead Live was written by Christopher Bond, Dale Boyer, and Trevor Martin and created by Christopher Harrison and Phil Pattison. Night of the Living Dead Live is presented in arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.