`Night of the Living Dead’ to be performed at MUW

Date(s) - 10/25/2012-10/27/2012
7:30 pm

Mississippi University for Women


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`Night of the Living Dead’ to be performed at MUW

COLUMBUS, Miss. — The Department of Theatre at Mississippi University for Women will present “Night of the Living Dead” Oct. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell Auditorium.

The play is adapted from the 1968 cult classic horror film of George Romero and John Russo. Come experience this spine-chilling, hair-raising performance; but don’t come alone. This is guaranteed to be a fright night for the Halloween season.

“We are trying as much as possible to re-create the cult classic live in front of you; blood, gore, screaming things and misshapen monsters,” said director Lee Crouse.

The cast includes Maria Balestrino, Parker Yarbrough, Tommy Parsons, Gavin Mendus, LaVosha Kern, Courtni Derbigny, Andrew Partin, Casey Duke, Christina Dooley, Marissa Vaughn, Ray Sizemore, Casey Davis and Karen Tread.

Zombie extras include Christopher Ambrose, Bryn Bailey, Quishanta Cummings, Katrina DuPont, Jes Friar, Bekah Groman, Alison Miller, Emma Rabalais, Macy Robertson, Leah Thompson, Evan Trease and Brittany Trimble.

The production team includes theatre faculty members William “Peppy” Biddy, who is the show’s producer; Lee Crouse, who is the director; and David Carter, who is the show’s technical director.

In addition, Mary Wildsmith is the stage manager, and Kaite Coffey is the assistant stage manager. Kayla Manzolillo is the scenic designer, David Carter is the lighting designer, and Alex Hinton is the sound designer. Joseph Musgrove is the costume designer, Casey Davis is the make-up designer, and Lindsey Tanner is the props mistress. Brittany Trimble is the master electrician and Andrew Partin is master carpenter.

Assistant stage manager Kaite Coffey said, “There is a reason why we have prohibited anyone under the age of 10 to come to the show. What happened in the movie will be happening on stage. Expect to be terrified!”

No one under the age of 15 will be allowed entry without an adult. No one under the age of 10 will be admitted.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the performance will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Latecomers will be eaten alive!

Tickets are available 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Office of Communication located in Cromwell. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information about tickets, contact the Department of Communication at (662) 329-7354.

Cromwell is located at the corner of 10th Street and Sixth Avenue South.