CCM’s acclaimed Studio Series comes to a dramatic conclusion with a thrilling production of the irreverent Shakespearean zombie mash-up Living Dead in Denmark, playing April 17-19 in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater. Admission is free, but reservations are required. CCM’s very own resident Fight Director and Professor of Drama k. Jenny Jones directs this can’t-miss production, which is intended for mature audiences.
Written by Qui Nyguen, a founding father of the OBIE Award-winning “geek theatre” company the Vampire Cowboys, Living Dead in Denmark is described as the “perfect storm of horror and geek obsessions” by Time Out New York. The action of the play is set five years after the tragic events of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as a resurrected Ophelia, Juliet and Lady Macbeth must save Denmark from an overwhelming zombie horde.
First staged in 2006, the play has been hailed by the New York Times as “a crazy quilt of pop reference, dueling blades and scattershot anachronisms,” with figures from both Shakespeare’s canon and the 21st century pop cultural zeitgeist making appearances. This entertaining and comical zombie drama is sure to be the perfect antidote to exam week blues!
The Cast of Living Dead in Denmark
- Ophelia – Arielle de Versterre
- Fortinbras – Nathan Wallace
- Orderlies – Devon Pruitt, Keisha Kemper, Alex Escher, Laura McCarthy
- Lady M – Anna Stapleton
- Jules – Carli Rhoades
- Horatio – Bartley Booz
- Grave Digger – Collin Edgar
- Ghost/Hamlet – Connor Lawrence
- Peasblossom – Laura McCarthy
- Puck – Alex Escher
- Titania – AC Horton
- RoRo – Trey Wright
- Gilly – Keisha Kemper
- Caliban – Devon Pruitt
- Three Witches – Devon Pruitt, Laura McCarthy, Connor Lawrence
- Tybalt – Connor Lawrence
- MacDuff – Devon Pruitt
- Paris Hilton – Laura McCarthy
- Laertes – Collin Edgar
- Victim – Keisha Kemper
- Various Zombies – Alex Escher, Keisha Kemper, Bartley Booz, Collin Edgar, Laura McCarthy, Devon Pruitt, AC Horton, Trey Wright, Nathan Wallace, Alison Sluiter
*Due to adult language and some violent content, this production is recommended for mature audiences.
- 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17
- 8 p.m. Friday, April 18
- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19
Cohen Family Studio Theater, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Admission to Living Dead in Denmark is free but reservations are required. Tickets become available at noon on Monday, April 14. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.
Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/park for more information on parking rates.
For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors. Additional parking is available off-campus at the new U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.
For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
CCM Season Presenting Sponsor & Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
Community Partner: ArtsWave
Drama Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub