William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead is “a true and accurate account of the Elizabethan zombie plague.” The play was the best attended performance at last year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival and is coming to Philadelphia this March 12-28 via the Plays and Players theater company.
The Plays and Players website features this chilling short documentary, which explains more about the background, impact, and scientific basis of the 1599 zombie plague:
Minnesota’s Walking Shadow Theatre Company promoted their performance with this more personal account of the zombie uprising from William Shakespeare himself:
If you’re in Philadelphia, also check out this Friday’s Zombies vs. Vampires Party. You’ll probably find members of the play’s cast and crew there — and maybe you can kick some vampire butt, too.