From a media release:
Night of the Living Dead Goes Live in Toronto
George A. Romero’s
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE
At Theatre Passe Muraille
April 26 - May19, 2013
Toronto. 45 years after George A. Romero premiered his little independent monster flick, Night of the Living Dead, Romero along with Christopher Harrison, Phil Pattison, and Marty Birthelmer of Nictophobia Films bring Toronto audiences the stage production, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE at Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue in Toronto.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE previews April 23-25, opens April 26 and closes May 19, 2013. Tickets are available at Theatre Passe Muraille Box Office or online at www.NIGHTOFTHELIVINGDEADLIVE.COM.
Undisputedly the most popular horror film of all time, in April this cinematic masterpiece will be presented on stage like you’ve never seen it before. Just like the film, the stage production will be presented entirely in black and white from the set design to the actors (alive and undead). The performance will be audience interactive, keeping spectators on the edge of their seats. Measures have been taken to maintain a PG rating to allow for an all-ages attendance.
Told in the intimate setting of Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille, Night of the Living Dead Live will bring audiences closer to the story than every before as they are literally sitting in the now famous house with the characters as they fight and kill their way through the marauding ghouls. By the end of the show, everyone in the room will know what it feels like to experience a night with the living dead!
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE is co-created by Christopher Harrison (Devil’s Night, The Man Who Loved Flowers) and Phil Pattison (Devil’s Night, The Man Who Loved Flowers), who are also producing the project with Marty Birthhelmer (the upcoming The Mummers) through their production company, Nictophobia Films and executive produced by the legendary George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Day of the Living Dead, Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead), Russ Streiner (best known as Johnny (“They’re coming to get you, Barbra”) in the original horror classic, and John A. Russo, co-author of Night of the Living Dead. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE is directed by Christopher Bond (Evil Dead, The Musical, A Little Bit Zombie) who was also the director, co-creator and co-composer of EVIL DEAD, THE MUSICAL.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE, by playwrights Trevor Martin (Patch Town, A Little Bit Zombie), Canadian Comedy Award-winner Dale Boyer (Second City, “Live from the CenTre”) and Christopher Bond, features (name cast and their credits) in a production designed by Lindsay Anne Black (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish-Wiccan Wedding), choreographed by Stacey Maroske with sound design by Richard Feren, costume design by Claudia Kada (Mein Kempf, Evil Dead: The Musical), lighting by multi-award winner Michelle Ramsey (Helen’s Necklace, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish-Wiccan Wedding), Special FX design by Carlos Henriques (Death Race, Witchslayer Gretl, Red: Werewolf Hunter) and music by Juno Award-winner, Mike Trebilcock (The Tenant, Reid Coolsaet: Road to London) and Jamie Lamb (Monkey Toast, Ken Kostick & Co.).
Tickets range from $49.50 - $59.50 (inclusive of HST) and are available at Theatre Passe Muraille Box Office or online at www.NIGHTOFTHELIVINGDEADLIVE.COM.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE opens April 26 and runs to May 19, 2013
(Previews April 23-25 7:30 PM)