a live radio play

Presented in Louisville Public Media’s Performance Studio
619 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

October 2-31, 2019
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00PM; Sundays at 2:00PM;
Special Halloween performance at 7:00PM

Doors open 30 minutes before the production with pre-show entertainment from Gayle King and Laura Ellis, and a bar with Brown-Forman products, plus beer from West Sixth Brewing and wine from Old 502 Winery.

$20 ($18 for students/military/seniors 65+)

Running time:
1 hour and 45 minutes, including intermission

Very Limited Seating
Secure Tickets Here
or by phone at 800-838-3006

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Click here to see the official trailer!

The 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, which has been called the grandfather of the modern zombie film, tells the story of seven people trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, alternately hiding from and fighting a large and growing group of living dead ghouls. The story has been remade and retold many times, including a 1988 radio drama.

Partnering with Louisville Public Media with the same creative team that produced last season’s The War of the Worlds, Kentucky Shakespeare will recreate an in-studio performance of this thrilling tale in front of live audiences with actors, musicians, and Foley artists.

The production, directed by Amy Attaway, features an ensemble cast, who each play multiple roles and create the Foley sounds: Laura Ellis as Barbara/Judy/ musician/singer, Dathan Hooper as Ben, Jon Huffman as Harry Cooper, Gayle King on keyboard and vocals, Abigail Bailey Maupin as Helen Cooper, Gregory Maupin as the Narrator, and Matt Street as Johnny/Tom. Donna Lawrence-Downs is the costume designer, Brian Owens is the lighting designer, and Laura Ellis is the sound designer. Maria Allgeier is the stage manager. Throughout the run, various Louisville Public Media personalities will join the cast in supporting roles.