Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Announcing auditions: Night of the Living Dead

Director Neil Radtke has announced audition information for Night of the Living Dead, the first Civic Youth Theatre production of the 2012-13 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. The script is by Lori Allen Ohm based on the original screenplay by George Romero.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 19 from 3-8 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street, Lafayette.

Neil is looking for actors in grades 7-12.

Those who are auditioning for named roles should schedule a five-minute appointment by calling Civic Theatre at 765-423-PLAY and prepare a one-minute dramatic monologue. Auditions for named roles will be 3-7 p.m.

Those who are auditioning for zombie roles only should arrive at 7 p.m. Zombie-only auditions will be 7-8 p.m.

Call backs, if needed, will be Tuesday, August 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Oakland High School.

Scripts are available for checkout at the Civic Theatre office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

For more information, contact Neil Radtke at

Fallout from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. A gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.

Night of the Living Dead will open Friday, October 5 and run through Sunday, October 7. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-PLAY or visiting

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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