DOWNEY - The Warren High School Drama Department will present George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead" live on stage Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 5-7 on the campus's Emerson Theatre.Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 and reservations are available by calling (562) 869-7306, ext. 87910, or online at www.emersontheatre.net. In "Night of the Living Dead," seven people secluded in a Pennsylvania farmhouse face relentless attacks by reanimated corpses seeking to eat their flesh. The group (which includes a married couple and their daughter, a pair of young lovers, a girl shocked and catatonic after witnessing the loss of her brother, and a man who proves to be the most logical and calm of the seven) try to keep their sanity as the living dead continue to swarm the house. Radio news reports tell of the plague taking over the eastern United States, while the ever-decreasing band of survivors rapidly loses ground in the battle to both keep peace with one another and stay alive. Makeup artists from the Itomura Makeup Academy at Downey Adult School will dress up the students to create the look for "Night of the Living Dead." Proceeds from the production will go towards the Warren Drama Department.
********** Published: October 23, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 27