Thursday, October 16, 2008

Night of the Living Dead


The Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., announces its second show of the 2008-2009 Season: Night of the Living Dead, adapted by Morton Grisly. Performances are October 24, 25, 30, 31, and November 1 at 8 pm and October 26 at 2 pm. Two special midnight performances have been announced for October 31 and November 1.

Night of the Living Dead is based on George Romero’s classic cult film of the same name and will make its local stage debut at the Oakland. This Halloween horror favorite is sure to thrill audiences as zombies come to life before their eyes. Audience members will get a chance to meet the cast at an opening night post-performance reception.

The show stars Chazz Sutton, Daniel Black, Laura Phillips, Anna Frabutt, John Garzanich, Ric Panning, Lisa Skerkavich, and Glenn Stevens and features Selena Phillips, Andrew Labedz, Karen Sarrach, Geri Tichnor, Evan Wolfe, Donald G. Connors, Stephanie Sarrach, Maressa Carter, Ryan McKinney, Joseph D. Harris, Janelle Yohman, Jason Turner, Shane Sheerer, Bill Strahin, and Bryan Briones as The Zombies.

Christopher Fidram directs. Fight choreography for the show is handled by Chazz Sutton. Live gunshots will be featured in the show. Sound recording is by Ampreon Recorder with pre-taped news segments provided by WFMJ with graphic design by Martin Hudak.

Star Gallery artists include James Pernotto, Michelle Orostin, and William Youngman.

Audience members in costume will receive a $5 discount for shows on October 31 and November 1. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $12 for seniors. The Oakland accepts cash or checks only. Reservations can be made by calling 330.746.0404 and leaving a message.

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