WCU Theater students to perform SlaughterPocalypse!

Think you have had enough of Zombie action… – Think again! Western Carolina University is bringing the scare mixed with humor and audience engagement. It is said to be, “The World Premiere of a brand new comedy that’s to die for…”

Western Carolina University School of Stage and Screen presents “Zombies on Campus! A SlaughterPocalypse!” that will take place at 7:30 p.m. nightly Wednesday, Nov. 13 through Nov. 19 at the Bardo Arts Center.

The new play is intended to create an undead invasion of Bardo Arts Center. A combination of humor and life lessons, Zombies on Campus demonstrates how to overcome adversity and find humor in every situation.

“This story causes these students who are doing the production of a Scottish play to come together, get over their differences and work together to, in essence, survive, in a very funny way,” said D.V. Caitlyn, writer and director of the show.

This comedy-based play will engage the audience on the stage with humor while providing a dose of fright. Caitlyn said that the audience should expect an interactive play that is very up close and personal.

“I think they should come expecting to laugh a lot, they should come expecting to be interacted with, somebody may even sit on their knees,” said Caitlyn.

Grace Hnizdil, Western Carolina University advisor, said she is looking forward to seeing the show despite the fact that it is about zombies.

“The main thing I am looking forward to is the comedy aspect of this play because typically, I do not like zombies and that was my deal-breaker,” said Hnizdil. “I am not sure how humor and zombies are in one sentence, but I will definitely let you know.”
See what D.V. Caitlyn and his lead actress had to say about the show.

Tickets are $15 for general public and $10 for students and seniors. Buy at the box office, call 227-2479 or visit the website.

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