The Mohawk Valley Community College Humanities Department and Drama Club will present a live performance of “Night of the Living Dead” on the Schafer Theater stage in the Information Technology Building at the College’s Utica Campus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, Oct. 19-21. Admission is $5 general, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students.
The production, directed by James Gifford, is by Lori Allen Ohm and based on George Romero and John Russo’s original film. 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 blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of black humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.
Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Friday, and at the College Stores on the Utica and Rome Campuses; online any time at www.mvcc.edu/tickets<https://www.mvcc.edu/tickets>; or over the phone by calling 315-731-5721.
Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more.
The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.” For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit www.mvcc.edu/culture<https://www.mvcc.edu/culture>.