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
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.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at email@example.com.