South Texas College Theatre is bursting at the seams with the living dead walking through the halls and aisles of the Cooper Center for Communication Arts. The theatre company is starting the summer right with “Diner of the Dead!!! A Zombiefied Experience”, which is an original play written by STC’s Theatre Support Services Coordinator Jason Lee Huerta, and Jerrome Warden.
“Producing an original work is a first for us here at South Texas College Theatre and there is no one better to start this tradition than Jason and Jerrome.” said Joel Jason Rodriguez, chair of STC’s Drama Program. “For our students, this is a wonderful experience to learn the process of producing a new work.”
The show runs from June 28 to 30, 2012 at 8 p.m., as well as a Sunday matinee on July 1 at 2 p.m. The new play will be held at STC’s Pecan Campus Cooper Center for Communication Arts located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd in McAllen in the Mainstage Theater.
“Diner of the Dead” takes its inspiration from the classic and modern zombie films and culture, and presents them to the audience with a little bit of horror and a touch of humor.
“This is not just about the horror and the suspense. This play makes you laugh one second, scream the next, then, shed a tear, and then, laugh all over again. You never know what to expect,” explained playwright Jerrome Warden. “’The Diner of the Dead’ is about a secret military experiment gone wrong in a Texas town no different than Edinburg and how the most unsuspecting group of people come together to try to escape the disaster that awaits them.”
General admission is $5. The Sunday matinee production will be interpreted in American Sign Language by student interns from STC’s Interpreter Training Program. For additional information about the show or for group rates call 956-872-2639 or e-mail email@example.com.