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About the Show...
A disparate group of individuals takes refuge in an abandoned house when corpses begin to leave the graveyard in search of fresh human bodies to devour.

The pragmatic Ben does his best to control the situation, but when the reanimated bodies surround the house, the other survivors begin to panic. As any semblance of order within the group begins to dissipate, the zombies start to find ways inside... and one by one, the living humans become the prey of the deceased ones.


The play is based on the 1968 George Romero classic film of the same name. Romero revolutionized the horror film genre with Night of the Living Dead. The film has also effectively redefined the use of the term "zombie." While the word "zombie" itself is never used—the word used in the film is ghoul—Romero's film introduced the theme of zombies as reanimated, flesh-eating cannibals.

The film and its successors spawned countless imitators, in cinema, television and video gaming, which borrowed elements invented by Romero. As one film historian points out, horror films prior to Romero had mostly involved rubber masks and costumes, cardboard sets, or mysterious figures lurking in the shadows. They were set in locations far removed from rural and suburban America. Romero revealed the power of setting horror in ordinary, unexceptional locations.
THE CAST
(in order of appearance)
Barbara...   Carol Torrey
Johnny...   Brandon Twilley
Sally...   Erin Hays
Chief McClelland...   Guy Crawford
News Anchor...   Steve Twilley
Ben...   David Hall
Customer 1...   Ben Janocha
Customer 2...   Adam Lonski
Cemetery Ghoul...   Ben Janocha
Russ/Field Anchor...   Colby Crawford
Vince...   Jeremy Clifton
Dr. Grimes...   Janice Hall
Harry...   Reinhold Longenbach
Tom...   David MacDonald
Judy...   Abbie Porter
Helen...   Lezlie Eustis
Karen...   Hannah Nagyiski
THE ZOMBIE HORDE
Mary Harbeson  •  Emily Harbeson  •  Naomi Harbeson
Erin Hays  •  Tammy Crawford  •  David MacDonald  •  Abbie Porter
Ben Janocha  •  Colby Crawford  •  Hannah Nagyiski  •  Mary Stewart

THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Director...   Ben Lonski
Assistant Director...   Aubrey Edwards
Producer...   Aubrey Edwards
Stage Manager...   Adam Lonski
Lights ...   Aubrey Edwards
Sound...   Ben Lonski
Photography...   Len Willens and Mary Stewart
Costumes & Props...   Carol Torrey and Janice Hall
About the Show...
Second Street Players / Riverfront Theater / 2 South Walnut St. / Milford, DE 19963 / TIX: (800) 838-3006 / info@secondstreetplayers.com
SSP presents the story that started it all...
Night of the
Living Dead
based upon the classic film by
George A Romero and John Russo
adapted for the stage with new scenes by John F Carroll

directed by Ben Lonski

Fridays SEP 7 & SEP 14 at 7:00p
Saturdays SEP 8 & SEP 15 at 7:00p
Sundays SEP 9 & SEP 16 at 2:00p
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