Tuesday, August 4, 2009

ZOMBIES AT THE FRINGE!

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:



video

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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