For our friends down under, you should definitely check out the play The Zombie State, written by Ben Ellis and directed by Daniel Schlusser, which is running currently through September 27th at the Union Theatre at the University of Melbourne in Australia. From an article in the AustralianStage.com:
The year is 2021 and Melbourne is inhabited with the undead. These automatons go about their jobs (Dentist, Doctor, Shop Girl, Teacher) doggedly surviving and the world they inhabit is wretched and joyless. Led by their charismatic but hapless Prime Minister Kevin…who spouts ineffectual rhetoric and policy in the face of their suffering, the inevitable uprising is a bloody and violent one.
It would be great to see this, but unless they are palnning a U.S. tour (highly unlikely), a description of the show will have to suffice. If any of our Australian readers get a chance to see this, please send us a review!
Terre Haute’s Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Drama Club is putting on a stage production of Night of the Living Dead. Opening tonight at 7 and 10pm, the play also has showings on Saturday at 7 and 10pm with a Sunday matinee at 2pm. The performances will take place in the college’s Hatfield Hall Theater for only $5.
“The technical areas are where we really excel,” states student director David Bander, a senior applied biology major from Woodinville, Wash. “We’re working with the biggest set for the Rose-Hulman production [which revolves onstage to take the audience inside the farmhouse]; there are special effects galore; and lighting and sound challenges from the minute the opening curtain is raised.”
You can read all about the production in this article from Terre Haute’s Tribune Star online.
Personally, if I can crunch the numbers and still make it back in time for work, I’m totally goin’. I can’t get enough of stuff like this. Last time I looked, Ann Arbor to Terre Haute will take a chunk out of your day, but I haven’t looked in a while. Meanwhile, if there are any Hoosiers out there with an extra 5-spot and a video camera, do a Michigander a solid and tape it for me. I’ll make it worth your while.