Jonny Warner was just a regular kid trying to fit in at his new school Enrico Fermi High. He worked part time at the local nuclear plant saving money for college. A tragic accident at the plant delivered a lethal dose of radioactivity to the teenager. His body disappeared in the lake. It was considered too toxic to retrieve.
Three weeks later he emerged from the lake bottom a walking corpse glowing radioactive green. Like any normal teen he went looking for his high school sweetheart. He had no idea the firestorm of controversy and zombie hate he would set off inside the small town school.
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An important landmark musical Zombie Prom reenacts this important epoch in our human history. We have since learned to live with our undead brothers and sisters. It was a different story in the 1950's. Zombie equality has come a long way in the years since. Its easy to forget how hard they had it back then.
This writer was given an opportunity to see a sneak preview of the retelling of this zombie coming of age story (Thursday 10-10-13). All in all an excellent production. The acting, music, singing and choreography were very entertaining and well executed. If you are looking for a light hearted look at a very somber and serious issue you won't be disappointed.
Zombie Prom is playing at the Mayne Stage October 12, 13, 19, 25, 31. Check out the Mayne Stage site for exact times and tickets. General admission is twenty bucks, thirty bucks for the Halloween performance (the extra ten bucks is for the after party which will feature the rockabilly band the Heebie Jeebies). If you want you can go to the after party itself for ten bucks.