The Night of the Living Dead

By Lori Allen Ohm

Directed by Andrew Sharp

Based directly on the classic film by George Romero and John Russo: Fall out from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. A gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending. "There are a lot of characterization possibilities in this piece. We got to work on the dynamics of fear, terror and the human responses they elicit. The zombies loved playing out evil."

Produced by UW-Richland Theatre at Coppertop Theatre - UW Richland, 1200 Highway 14 West, Richland Center, WI 53581

Performances: November 1-3, 2013

Performance Times: Nov. 1 at 7:30; Nov. 2 at 7:30; Nov. 3 at 1:30

Ticket Prices: 10.00 per person

Call 608-647-6186 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Open auditions will be held for 4 men, 4 women and 15 to 20 undead on September 4 and 5, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Plod on over to the UW-Richland Coppertop Theatre, located at 1200 Highway 14 West, Richland Center, Wisconsin. All auditioners will need to fill out standard audition information including a list of conflicts with rehearsal dates in September and October. Persons interested in being zombies will be asked for additional information, including whether they have a specific type of zombie in mind and whether they have any experience with stage/ombie makeup. Zombies will be expected to do their own makeup for the shows under the direction and with assistance from the Director and makeup crew. Improv experience considered a plus. If you have any questions, please call Director Andrew Sharp at 608-647-7373 and leave a message or e-mail