While a lot of us may feel we’ve outgrown trick-or-treating, there are plenty of ways adults can get in on the fun of the Halloween season. And for the Montford Park Players, the spooky festivities come wrapped in a delightfully Shakespearean package.
Montford Park Players have become a staple of the Asheville theater scene since their start in 1973. And now in 2021, they welcome in the spooky season with the action-packed horror comedy, Living Dead in Denmark. Executive director, John Russell, calls the show “Hamlet, with zombies” and one cast member describes it as “If Shakespeare wrote The Walking Dead.”
(Photo from Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre's Facebook)
Living Dead in Denmark follows Shakespeare’s most iconic heroes and villains as they struggle to survive when the zombie apocalypse arrives, bringing characters like Ophelia, Juliet, and Lady Macbeth back from the dead with a vengeance. The adventure that follows is filled with sword fights, ghosts, witches, fairies, and bloody, bloody zombies!
The show opens October 15, running every weekend until the final performance on Halloween. All performances are on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 7:30pm at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Tickets are available on the Montford Park Players website: https://www.montfordparkplayers.org/2021-season-2/
Living Dead in Denmark is a production for older audiences of eighteen years and older. Content warning for violence, sexual suggestions, and profanity.
Written by Elizabeth Devido. Cover image from the performance's audition form.