October 17-19, 23-26, and 30-November 2
Showtimes at 8pm – October 25 show at 11pm
Tickets $25 general, $30 for SPLATTER ZONE
Musical of the Living Dead takes audiences on a rip-roaring journey beyond the grave with its satirical send-ups of classic zombie films and musical theater. The curtain opens on 10 survivors of a recent zombie apocalypse, trapped in a farmhouse and willing to try anything to escape. Following and inspired by the success of October 2013′s Evil Dead: The Musical, last year’s Big Easy Award nominated best musical of the year, “See ‘Em On Stage” will offer New Orleans audiences an immersive, interactive, multi-media, hilarious, and heinously gory theatrical experience. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll scream. And you’ll have plenty of laundry to do the next day, especially if you choose one of our SPLATTER ZONE seats. Patrons are advised to leave cashmere sweaters, silk shirts, and expensive designer handbags at home.
Directed by Christopher Bentivegna and choreographed by Lindsey Romig, with Kyle Aucoin as musical director (leading a live rock band). Sam Cespedes and “Little to N.O. Budget Films” provide filmed sequences.
‘Immigrant Dreams and Alien Nightmares’ Book Release
Immigrant Dreams & Alien Nightmares documents twenty-five years of José Torres-Tama’s performance poetry in his unique bilingual voice. Labeled a “Permanent Resident Alien” when entering GringoLandia at age 7 in 1968, Torres-Tama explores the psychic, physical, and open wounds of an Ecuadorian immigrant balancing two languages and cultures—challenging the United States to realize its mythic ideals as the beacon of democracy. Inspired by writers like Ntozake Shange, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Martín Espada, his poems document migratory leaps from Guayaquil, Ecuador to New York City, where his family owned a coffee wagon business in Union Square, and Jersey City, where his teen-age rites of passage forged his urban warrior persona, to the Caribbean-influenced port city of New Orleans, his muse and adopted home since 1984.