Hipps promises the stage version will be close enough to the original to please die-hard fans while injecting a bit of humor into the mix to lighten things up. In an unusual twist, the performance will be a mix of live action and pre-filmed scenes. Everything that takes place within the claustrophobic farmhouse happens on stage, while the few key scenes that take place outside will be presented on a screen above the stage, in grainy black-and-white footage shot by Duane Brown for this production.
The play opens tonight at 8 p.m. at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street, and runs through November 1. Tickets are $15 general admission, $13 for students and seniors, and $10 for anyone dressed as a zombie. For more info, call 303-477-9984 or visit www.bugtheatre.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Oct. 3. Continues through Nov. 1, 2008