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News @ Tech
December 11, 2008
Stone Theatre announces fund-raising event
Judith Roberts

 

Louisiana Tech's Stone Theatre has announced its semi-annual fund-raising event. This year the event will include the production of "Living Dead in Denmark," by Qui Nguyen. Mark Guinn, a professor of theatre, will direct.

Performances of "Living Dead in Denmark" are scheduled to run Dec. 10, 12 and 13. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Stone Theatre, located in Howard Center for the Performing Arts. The production contains adult content and strong language.

Admission for the production will be a minimum of three non-perishable food items and/or a cash donation. All donations will be given to the local food bank.

"Our goal is to fill the halls of Stone Theatre with donations," said Guinn.

In addition to being a fund-raiser this is also a charitable competition with Mercer College in Georgia. Each school competes and tries to raise the most donations. The winner, along with bragging rights, receives the "Food Fight Championship Belt" currently being held by Mercer College.

"It is time to bring the belt back home," Guinn said.

Written by Tech graduate Qui Nguyen, "Living Dead in Denmark" is an action-adventure/horror sequel to William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Set five years after the events of the original, the undead have risen to power and are trying to take over the world under the leadership of the zombie lord, the rightful king of Denmark. Fortinbras, assembles the formidable opposition of Lady Macbeth, Juliet and a very angry Ophelia to protect humanity. Together this female fight squad battles to save Denmark from the impending zombie horde.

The cast for "Living Dead in Denmark" includes Andrew Dylan Ray, Brianna Case, Chase Green, Matthew Bass, Michaela Madison, Sarah Spivey, Joscelyne Oktabetz, Natalie Weaver and Mark Guinn.