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October 16, 2012

NCTC set for 'Night of the Living Dead'

Gainesville — For the month of October, NCTC is turning into NCTZ as zombies run rampant across the campus, turning the college into North Central Texas Zombies.

The NCTC Drama Department will present a production of “Night of the Living Dead” by Lori Allen Ohm, based on the original film by George Romero and John Russo.

In this cult classic, a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach.

“The production is very true to the original spirit of the George Romero film,” NCTC Fine Arts chairman Thom Talbott said. “It is a great sociological example of what happens when you put seven strangers into a house and a bunch of zombies outside the house. What would you do? How would you survive? These are all questions that are asked when any kind of disaster comes our way. How strong is your will to survive?”

This production is the culmination of the work of two NCTC classes. ENGL 2341 (Vampire and Zombie Literature) students will be providing displays in the lobby of the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, while students in DRAM 1323 (Basic Theater Production: Zombies) will be performing in the show.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 26; 6 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and midnight on Oct. 27; and 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Oct. 31. All performances will be held in the Outside Box Theater at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts with limited seating for each performance.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (high school age and younger). NCTC students are admitted free with their student ID. The 6 p.m. performance on Oct. 27 will be a Zombie Dinner performance. Tickets for that are $15 and include participation in a lecture by Dr. Kyle Bishop.

The box office opens Oct. 18 and will remain open each weekday from 1 to 6 p.m. Call 940-668-3355 to reserve tickets.

The NCTC Drama Department will also present Zombie Trick or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 in the lobby of the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts. Organizers state that some images may be too intense for younger fans, so parents are encouraged to plan accordingly.


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