KOKOMO, Ind. – The 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead comes to life on the Havens Auditorium stage October 11 and 12.
Presented by the Indiana University Kokomo Department of Communications and Performing Arts, the play is an adaptation of the film, and tells the story of a group of people barricaded in a rural home, trying to survive hordes of zombies.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, October 11, and 3 p.m. Saturday, October 12 in Havens Auditorium. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 each, or for a non-perishable food donation for the IU Kokomo food pantry. The production is not suitable for children.
Tyler Fuller, the student director, said the show is different from anything performed recently at IU Kokomo.
“As a horror show, it’s definitely something you don’t see very often in live theater,” said Fuller, from Camden. “It’s not a lighthearted show, but it’s interesting, and worth seeing.”
He appreciated the opportunity to direct a show for the first time, with support from Wendy Grice, lecturer in music, Garry Grice, adjunct faculty member in music, and Jeff Gegner, Havens Auditorium director.
“I’ve had experience as an assistant director, so I’ve had that behind-the-scenes view of how stage and theater works,” said Fuller, who is majoring in graphic arts and design, with a minor in theater. “They’re helping me with props, costuming, and a lot of things.”
The show includes an all-student cast of 16, plus extras cast as zombies. Fuller said more zombies are welcome, and can join the cast until Tuesday, October 8. For more information about being a zombie, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.