Tuesday, August 4, 2009


If there’s one thing The Dedmontonian can’t resist, it’s the idea of zombies being somewhere they really shouldn’t be. Every year at the Fringe Festival there are a number great plays, but there are also a lot of bad ones – highbrow, pretentious, artsy-fartsy, angst-ridden, experimental, and one-man/woman shows (seriously folks, I saw a play two years ago where it took me the show’s entire 40 minute run to figure out that the junkie character was actually supposed to be a fucking cat).

But praise Romero, this year the zombie infection has spread to the realm of live theatre! The carrier: “For the Love of a Zombie” – a new horror-comedy from the Accidental Humour Company. The story involves a batch of “organic” fertilizer that accidentally gets spilled at a quiet farm, raising the dead and unearthing the sordid secrets of the farm’s inhabitants.

I’ve seen some clips from the 1950’s Ed Wood-inspired multimedia components of this show, and they’re funny as hell. And I give mad props to any project that uses the theremin!

Here’s some clips and photos:

The show runs at the Fringe on the following dates:

August 15 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm

August 16 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

August 18 11:30 pm – 12:30 am

August 20 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

August 21 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

August 22 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The venue will be #1 the Westbury Theatre, also known as the TransAlta Arts Barns. For more information, go to http://zombies.brentfelzien.ca/

TICKETS ON SALE NOW. Visit http://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/ to book/buy online!


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