Comedy ‘Just Add Zombies’ adds a zany twist to live theatre

10.12.2016 | By Rob Vanya

Desparate college thespians roll the dice

San Jacinto College’s comedy “Just Add Zombies” kicks off the Halloween season with zany and eerie adventures.

The G-rated show will be staged at the Central Campus Jerry Powell Arena Theatre (Building 13) on Oct. 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. There will be a special Oct. 31 performance at 11:59 p.m. General admission is $10 per person at the door, with a discount price of $8 per person for all who purchase tickets by Oct. 18. The box office phone number is 281-476-1828.

In the show, the parents of a college drama troupe pretend to be dead to avoid their kids’ shows and their faculty sponsor flees with specific instructions, “Don’t try to find me.” In a last-ditch effort to save their star-crossed production of “Romeo and Juliet” and indeed their program, the desperate thespians roll the dice and gamble that a zombie cast member or two will put people in the seats. But will their hungry new actors forever change the meaning of “live theatre?”

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About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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