Ann ALfano -Levil Shawn DaCosta
Christopher Clark - Erik Gaden
Sophia Herivaux - Simone Hilliard - Christopher Rios
Tom Hilliard - Meara Jones
Jessica Kaiser - Devon Moyd
Emeka Nwafor - Mark J. Parker
Sabrina Santoro - Jacob Stafford
OCTOBER 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 2014
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
Directed by Nicholas J. Clarey
Music Direction by Holland Jancaitis
ABOUT THE SHOW
Night of the Living Dead ™Live! is a fun and hilarious, yes hilarious, re-imagining of George A. Romero’s legendary classic. The play lovingly examines the movie itself, the period in which it was made, and the film’s undying influence on the horror genre. Night of the Living Dead ™Live! is a theatrical tribute to all of the elements that make this cinematic masterpiece so endearing. More than just a recreation of the story, the play celebrates the history and influence of the movie. Contrasting personalities and agendas always seem to affect the group from working together which leaves us all wondering could anyone survive a Night of the Living Dead?
Night of the Living Dead was produced at a time of incredible social and political upheaval. The Vietnam war; the civil rights movement; the collapse of the patriarchal, nuclear family; and growing mistrust of the government and media are just some of the themes that influenced both the filmmakers and their audience. The film itself was met with controversy for featuring an African American protagonist and realistic horror images; both ground breaking attributes for the time period. Even though it featured images of racial violence, cannibalism, and social anarchy, it was the grim, unhappy ending that stuck with people. It is a hallmark that has carried through the genre until today. No guaranteed survivors!