Wednesday, May 9 | Submitted by Jeff Jenkins | Downtown Central
Producer Jeff Jenkins announces “Hamlet vs Zombies” heads back to the Springfield for one weekend only as a part of the 2012 Springfield Shakespeare Festival. The added dates will be June 14-16 at 7:30 pm and June 17 at 2:30 pm at Central High School Auditorium.
Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased online at www.theskinnyimprov.com starting May 15, 2012
ABOUT “HAMLET VS ZOMBIES: SOMETHING IS ROTTING IN THE STATE OF DENMARK”
Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting In the State of Denmark!
An Original work by Bryant Turnag and Jeff Jenkins. A highly charged, action-fueled remake of William Shakespeare’s timeless classic that finally answers the question: What would happen if Denmark was attacked by a zombie horde? Now we know.
This irreverent take on one of the most infamous works in the English language gives a new spin on the lives, loves and losses of these unforgettable characters.
Claudius, brother to the King, has developed a plan to usurp the throne of Denmark: kill The King, seize the crown. His thirst for power unquenched, he gambles one step further by infecting a platoon of his best soldiers with a zombie virus. No opposing force could destroy an army that is already dead. Hamlet, along with his trusted sidekick Horatio, fight in a race against to the clock to stop Claudius before it’s too late and Denmark is overrun by the walking dead.
Already a crtical and audience favorite, here is what has been said about HvZ:
“Hamlet vs. Zombies offers audiences 90 minutes of inspired lunacy. I suspect this show will have a great future touring the college circuit and getting guest bookings with regional Fringe and Shakespeare festivals.”- George Heymont, The Huffington Post
“The opus by Bryant Turnage and Jeff Jenkins, “Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting in the State of Denmark,” is a bloody hoot.” – Larry Collins, Springfield News-Leader
“Sounds like a B-movie, but is actually Grade A entertainment.. You should see Hamlet vs. Zombies… This is an entertaining show.” – Matt Lemmon, 417 Magazine
“Hamlet vs. Zombies: Something is Rotting in the State of Denmark, is, like I said, a whole ton o’ fun to watch. If you are at all a fan of the zombie thriller then this, my friend, is for you… if somebody made you read Hamlet in high school, then this, my friend, is for you… if you’re a fan of pop culture in general, then this, my friend, is for you.”- David Norman, tagsgf.com
“The Bard meets the brain-eaters in “Hamlet vs. Zombies,”… intelligent and delightfully gory…Swift staging and tight transitions-help keep the pace up, and rapid,. The special effects, such as they are, are rather ingenious:” -Victor Wishna, kcmetropolis.com
“Hamlet Vs. Zombies is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’m still laughing” – Scott
“Saw Hamlet v. Zombies last night … it’s a hoot, a palpable hoot! It’s not just a run-through of Hamlet with a zombie thrown in now and then … no, it’s a slice-and-dice riff on the tale of the melancholy Dane that is brisk and bright and fun … highly recommended”- Kelly
“Friends, Hamlet vs. Zombies at the Skinny Improv is a MUST SEE! Hilarious!” Jon
“Funny, Action-packed, original. Honestly one of the best shows I’ve seen in years” -Jason H
“Hamlet vs. Zombies! And a good time was had by all! Great show! Great cast! Great writing! Wicked Direction!! What a fun night! And they want you to come enjoy it, too, so …. Don’t miss it!!!” -Maxine
For interviews and press information please contact Jeff Jenkins at 417-766-4952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.