Karen is in training her first day on the job at a mortuary. While waiting for Karen to finish, her two hippie friends, Lindsey and McKenna, decide to embalm themselves. Other friends soon arrive, including punk rockers Blake and Barry, and the nerds, Ryan, Ryan 2, and Erin. When they discover what the two girls have done, they get Mike, the mortuary owner, who then calls the doctor next door for help. Already Lindsey and McKenna have no pulse. What's even worse, all the bodies in the nearby graveyard have turned in to zombies and are trying to enter the mortuary! The audience must find the chemicals to stop the takeover! But it won't be easy. Along the way, the various groups will encounter other slow-moving zombies in different locations, and if they're not careful, participants may get turned into zombies themselves! For an evening of over-the-top sci-fi fun, present "Zombie Quest."
PLAYWRIGHT KAMRON KLITGAARD
TALKS ABOUT "ZOMBIE QUEST"
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: Every day on my way to work I saw a huge new mortuary being built. I kept thinking that a mortuary would be a great setting for a play. I also needed a play for my advanced drama class that would have parts for those who like the limelight and those who wanted smaller parts.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
A: My favorite part has to be the inciting event when the two hippies embalm themselves. It's very funny and sets the plot in motion. Whoever thought that two hippies doing something so stupid would cause so much trouble.
Q: WHERE DO THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
A: The characters are completely fictitious, but their names are all names of my former students.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: I wanted to write something in which the audience could actually participate and feel like they were an active participant in the story and not just an observer.
Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT YOUR PLAY?
A: For various reasons, there are a lot of people who find plays boring and do not like to attend the theatre. When I write a play, I write it for those audiences. I believe that theatre can be enjoyed by everyone, but there are not enough productions out there that will entice these people to become theatre patrons. But I believe this play is one of them.