March 24th, 2009

reading, creative

Shakespeare v. Zombies

On Sunday afternoon, my husband, The Gryphon, and I were invited to see a play with some friends. Of course, I simply had to go once I discovered the play was about Shakespeare and his company fighting zombies. To be more specific, William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead, written by John Heimbuch and performed by the Plays & Players company. As an extra bonus, Heimbuch would speak afterwards.

I went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Initially, I expected little more than people in Elizabethan dress getting bit by shambling zombies. Instead, we were treated to a textured, multifaceted play with plenty of literary merit.

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