“Night of the Living Dead”


The ARTS to bring genesis of modern zombie lore to life on stage

By Owen Wells - [email protected]



LOGAN, W.Va. — A returning Venus probe, mysterious radiation, the dead rising to life and gripping personal drama will be portrayed by Southern Coalition for the ARTS in their upcoming production of “Night of the Living Dead.”

The play is set in 1968 and follows a group of people marooned in a farm home during an event which sees the recently deceased come back to life with an innate drive to devour the living.

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

All show times will be at 7:30 p.m. except for the October 28 performance which will be staged at 11 p.m.

The cast and crew of “Night of the Living Dead” are as follows:

BARBARA — Rachel Noe-Maynard

JOHNNY — Hunter Napier

BEN — Ty Hensley

HARRY COOPER — Owen Wells

HELEN COOPER — Laura Hatfield

KAREN COOPER — Candace Maynard

TOM — Robert Fields

JUDY — Mariah Collins

ZOMBIE #1 — Leroy Mullins

ZOMBIE #2 — Griffin Frye

ADULT HOUSE ZOMBIE — Judy Wooten

CHILD HOUSE ZOMBIE — Draven Clay

RADIO NEWS REPORTER — Grace Bannister

BILLIE BARDOUGH — Natasha Fowler

DR. GRIMES — Dennie Carver

CHIEF MCCLELLAN — Aaron Stone

DEPUTIES — Dennie Carver and Jadrien Fowler

ZOMBIES — Faith Bannister, Hope Bannister, Sommer Botsch, Cristen Chapman, Kaity Dingess and Peyton McCoy

Crew:

DIRECTOR — Leah A. Clay

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR — Rachel Noe-Maynard

STAGE MANAGER — Autumn Stennett

CREW CHIEF/CARPENTER — Mark Maynard

SOUND BOARD OPERATORS — Jonathan Chambers and Hannah Vance

LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR — Chris Stowers

RIGGER — Daniel Sunderland

FOLLOW SPOT OPERATORS — Mary Beth Setser and Kaylee Wolfe

PROPS — Ty Hensley and Mariah Collins

Clay added, “We’ve taken a step away from musical theatre to bring you the regional premiere of George A. Romero’s classic, “Night of the Living Dead” for this Halloween. We encourage everyone to come and see the basis for modern zombie lore brought to life on the Coalfield Jamboree stage.”

Tickets or more information about the ARTS can be obtained by calling 304-785-0547 or visiting facebook.com/theARTSwv.

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The ARTS to bring genesis of modern zombie lore to life on stage

By Owen Wells

[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]

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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