The other “duress” is my personal lack of appreciation for either Shakespeare or zombies. John Heimbuch’s script featured Shakespearean language and some fun references to famous lines in plays yet to be written. Shakespeare historians will doubtless find many gems in the script.
Remy J. Patterson was a lively entertainer, with bells on, adding charm and energy. Quinn Kelly was the earnest Bard, himself - and Julie Linderleaf played a dramatic, demanding monarch as Queen Elizabeth. Bob Fernholz designed the “backstage at the Globe” set, and Kelly McNabb costumed them all in Elizabethan and/or zombie attire. Note that the zombies were not particularly grotesque or overly made-up; we recognized them by their stalking and biting — which was not too scary for kids.
William Shakespeare's Land of the Dead continues through Sunday at 7pm each evening. In case of REAL rain, they will move into Dart Auditorium. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. BYO lawn chair.