Theater Company of Lafayette Presents a Zombie-Shakespeare, 4/4-26
Birthday! Swordplay! Wordplay! Zombies!
It's a zombie-Shakespeare mashup just in time for the bard's 450th birthday.
After the curtain raiser "Happy Birthday Will" by CP Stancich, directed by Madge Montgomery, John Heimbuch's "William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead" directed by Don Thumim and Dave Dahl takes the Lafayette stage.
All is not well for William Shakespeare in "Land of the Dead." After the opening of his newest play, Will must once again defend his work - fending off the embittered clown Will Kemp while trying to appease Francis Bacon, a wealthy lawyer who has come with an idea to pitch. But when the company's costumer is bitten by a plague-ridden madman and the Queen and her men arrive seeking safety, life in the new Globe playhouse takes a sharp turn for the worse.
As the affliction spreads through London, the Globe is placed in quarantine and the survivors within must fight for their lives. Can they escape? Is there a cure? Is artistic integrity ever worth dying for?
"If there's one show that deserves to be resurrected...it's John Heimbuch's brilliant and hilarious zombies-meet-Shakespeare epic ...you'll be roaring as the show lampoons everything about the Bard and ludicrously reuses famous lines while the heroes battle invading zombies ..." - Saint Paul Pioneer Press
The production will be playing from April 4-26.
Tickets at: http://tclzombie.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006 ext 1.