Night of the Living Dead
On choosing this edgy production to start the 2008-09 season, SCT Artistic Director Linda Hartzell says, “For years, teenagers have been asking us when we are going to do something that is funny and scary and just for them. Night of the Living Dead fits the bill on all counts. It is not slasher scary or cinematic horror. It is high-camp, PG-13, scary fun."
The story is familiar even to non-horror fans. Johnny and Barbara drive into the country to leave a wreath on their father’s grave, but they aren’t alone in that cemetery. And once that first Zombie attacks, there’s no stopping the relentless march of the undead.
Night of the Living Dead was written by Lori Allen Ohm, based on the movie by George Romero and John Russo, and will be directed by Linda Hartzell. The production team includes Fight Choreographer Geoffrey Alm (SCT’s 2008 production of Hamlet), Projection Designer Lara Kaminsky, Choreographer Kathryn Van Meter (High School Musical, SCT Drama School’s Summer Season production of Urinetown: The Musical), SCT Resident Sound Designer Chris Walker (The Neverending Story, Busytown), Costume Designer (and SCT Costume Shop Manager) Rana Webber, Lighting Designer (and SCT Production Manager) Michael Wellborn, and Set Designer Carey Wong (The Neverending Story, The Hundred Dresses).
The cast of Night of the Living Dead is stocked with SCT favorites, and includes Troy Fischnaller (The Hundred Dresses), Sarah Harlett (The Hundred Dresses, The Neverending Story), Reginald André Jackson, Peter Jacobs, Galen Joseph Osier, Marianne Owen (The Hundred Dresses), Darius Pierce, MJ Seiber (Busytown), and Kathryn Van Meter (also Choreographer of the production), in addition to an ensemble of Zombies comprised of Hattie Claire Andres (High School Musical, Urinetown: the Musical), Felicia Bertch, Emily Golden, Emma Kelley, Corey Lennon (Urinetown: the Musical), Madeline Noonan (Urinetown: the Musical), Nick Pineda, Mickey Rowe (High School Musical), Chelsea Taylor, and Sam Tilles. Anne Kennedy and Eric Reidmann are understudies.
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