“Unexpected Stage Company. . .found a gem and dusted it off just in time for the 2016 Halloween season.”–BroadwayWorld.com

By John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe
Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh M. Murphy

“Do a sped-up zombie walk to the Randolph Road Theatre box office and buy some tickets. It’s a great Halloween gift!”–DC Metro Theatre Arts

Zombie Prom runs through October 30
Randolph Road Theater
Wheaton, MD
Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2 pm and 7:30 pm,
Sundays at 2 pm

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What’s a high school prom without the undead? As part of its seventh season, Unexpected Stage Company presents the campy, rollicking musical Zombie Prom, celebrating 20 years since its off-Broadway debut.

It’s not all bobby socks and Clearasil for Jonny Warner when he drops the “H” from his name, dives head-long into the town’s nuclear reactor, and returns to 1950s high school life as a zombie. Zombie Prom follows the angst-ridden teen love of Jonny and Toffee as they try to navigate the waters of high school during the atomic age. Not only must they face the injustices generally placed on zombies, they must also face the tyrannical Principal Delilah Strict, as well as the probing eye of sensationalist reporter Eddie Flagrante who exploits the lovers in his cause celebre of zombie civil rights.

About Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey
Together, Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey have written Off-Broadway’s Zombie Prom, The Fix (directed in London at the Donmar Warehouse by Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes), a stage adaptation of John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick, and an operetta for children based on Kenneth Grahame’s story of The Reluctant Dragon. Rowe and Dempsey received Olivier Award nominations for The Fix and The Witches of Eastwick, both of which were produced in London by Sir Cameron Mackintosh and premiered in the U.S. under the direction of Eric Schaeffer at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.


Performance benefitting Best Buddies
Saturday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.

Champagne intermission courtesy of mpalmeiro-logoThursday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.

Post-show discussions with Zombie Prom cast and creative members
Saturday, October 15, 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 23, 2 p.m.

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Unexpected Stage Company thanks the Maryland State Arts Council, The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and the Center for Organizational Excellence for their support!

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