Just in time for Halloween, Village Rep presents the regional premiere of this comedic tribute to the historic 1968 film! Six strangers, a lonely farmhouse, surrounded by brain-eating zombies- what could go wrong?
The play lovingly examines the film, the period it was made in and it’s undying influence on the horror genre. All the iconic moments from the film are hilariously re-visited, along with an entirely new journey for our beloved characters from the farmhouse. Packed with sfx, music and gore, Night of the Living Dead Live skirts the line between horrific and hysterical!
George A. Romero’s classic horror film “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 the media are just some of the themes that influenced both the filmmakers and their audience.
Penned by Evil Dead The Musical’s Christopher Bond, along with Second City alums Dale Boyer and Trevor Martin, Night of the Living Dead Live goes beyond the film and explores burning questions made by die-hard fans, as our heroes try to survive the undead scourge.
Night of the Living Dead Live promises to deliver laughs as it tip toes through this era of social and political unrest.
“Spooky, sophisticated, and silly in equal measures […] so recommended it hurts.” – Fangoria Magazine
“Night of the Living Dead Live reveals itself to be more than an adaptation. It’s a devout and carefully crafted expansion of the beloved film with heaps of laughs along the way.” – The Zed Word
“[…] this campy folly is a witty, smartly-imagined adaptation that should not be discounted.” – The Walleye
Six strangers, a lonely farmhouse, surrounded by brain-eating zombies – what could go wrong?
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The Village Repertory Co. is a non profit professional theatre company, producing drama, comedy, and musicals with a special emphasis on the finest plays of the 20th Century. As the theatre company in residence at the Woolfe Street Playhouse, our aim is to bring lesser known classics and new works to life in a unique environment: The Village Rep creates theatre that breaks down the barriers between the performer and the audience. We create for our community, from within our community, working with Charleston's local ensemble of actors and artists.Learn More Download Brochure