ARTS to stage “Night of the Living Dead”


By Owen Wells - [email protected]



LOGAN, W.Va. — Some of the most memorable opening lines in film history appear in George A Romeo’s zombie classic “Night of the Living Dead.”

They exclaim, “They’re coming to get you Barbara!”

This halloween, Southern Coalition of the ARTS will be coming to get all of southern West Virginia as they are bringing the archetypal zombie horror experience to the Coalfield Jamboree stage.

The stage play, “Night of the Living Dead” is directly based on the trend setting film and features direct transposition of the movie’s dialogue.

The show will be directed by Leah Clay, with the ARTS.

Clay noted the group is dead ready to stage the horror classic at the most frightening time of year.

“There is a lot of interest in this show from people outside of Logan’s theatre community, and we are glad to see such high levels of community interest. If you want to be part of an ARTS caliber production without the singing and dancing — this is your opportunity,” added Clay.

Auditions will be held at the ARTS’ office located at 312 Main Street in Logan.

Dates for auditions are set for August 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. and August 20 from 2 to 6 p.m.

There are 11 roles for humans, and plenty of roles are available to fill a horde of undead.

All of the roles are being cast in fashion that is gender and color blind.

“We are casting the show in this way to ensure we match the best talent to each role,” noted Clay.

“Night of the Living Dead” will staged at the Coalfield Jamboree October 21, 22, 28 and 29.

Anyone intersted in more information can visit the ARTS’ Facebook page at facebook.com/theartswv.

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By Owen Wells

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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

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