Geneva High School theater to show '10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse!'

  • The Zombie cast board for Geneva High School's production of the comedy, "10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse!"

    The Zombie cast board for Geneva High School's production of the comedy, "10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse!" Courtesy of Emese Ori

 
 
Updated 9/24/2022 12:03 AM

Zombies! When thinking of the undead, rotting monsters, many things can come to mind. From 'The Walking Dead' to Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" music video, the pop culture ghoul has now infected Geneva High School.

For this year's underclassmen play, Geneva High School is putting on the short comedy, "10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse!" by Don Zolidas.

 

The show centers around Christy, Jimmy, Sam, and Susan, four teenagers trying to survive a full-blown zombie apocalypse. Pursued by a host of monsters, the audience follows our protagonists and their present day "dooms-day" event.

Coupled with witty narration that leads the heroes through methods of defense such as sacrificing the weak and romancing zombies.

"It's a fast-paced, high-energy show that has a lot of good jokes and physical comedy. And zombies!," said director Drew Longo, making it a perfect show to kick off a new year.

This show also serves as a debut for director and English teacher Drew Longo, a new addition to the Geneva High School theater department. He emphasizes what makes this show special,

"They're (underclassmen) very enthusiastic and willing to try new things. Even if they have some experience, they bring an openness and a willingness to learn to the process," Longo said. "As an improv teacher of mine once said, they 'get out of their heads and play.' Which I think is really one of the best things about theater."

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Ever since the first freshmen play, "James and the Giant Peach," the underclassmen play serves to put on a show by young thespians for a young audience. This lighthearted show is no different and a great activity for children and parents alike if you are looking for a good laugh!

So, prepare to sharpen pitchforks, grab the garrote wire, and buckle down for "10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse!" A play that is sure to have you screaming BRRRRAINSS by the end of the show!

The shows take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, in the high school auditorium, 416 McKinley Ave.

Tickets are $7 or $5 for students and seniors. Tickets are available at www.geneva304.org/Drama.aspx.

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