NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Directed by Ryan Malyar
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 22, beginning at 7 PM
WHERE: The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theater of New Jersey, the Historic Palace Theater on Route 183 in Netcong.
Performances: Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 PM
The Growing Stage will celebrate the Halloween weekend with a frighteningly funny special adaptation of Night of the Living Dead aimed at young people 12 and older.
All roles will be filled by community artists. As with each Growing Stage production, all roles are open and the theater adheres to a non-traditional Casting policy. Performers of color, seniors, the undead, and performers with disabilities are encouraged to attend.
Night of the Living Dead will be performed in a radio-style format with three roles for women, four for men, one for a young girl and a lot of roles for zombies.
Auditions are open for anyone 14 and older. All auditioning will be reading from the script, and zombies should be prepared to do some improvisational movement.
The theater is also seeking teenagers interested in working behind the scenes, designing digital sound effects and visual projections for the performance.
Night of the Living Dead has been adapted into a radio-play format from the 1968 motion picture by George A. Romero and John A. Russo and will feature the characters, dialogue and music from the cult classic along with plenty of gory surprises! Trapped in an isolated farm house by the flesh-eating undead, seven people fight for survival and sanity. As the zombies close in on them, the survivors abandon pleasantries and begin to turn on each other.
For additional information, call 973.347.4946 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.