Night Of The Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead
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Can be paired with Plan 9 from Outer Space for a discounted rate.

Run! Hide! Lock the doors! After a NASA probe contaminated with mysterious radiation crashes to Earth, the recently deceased begin to rise again, and boy are they hungry! They may be out to eat the living, but these walking dead are rampant with wit and sarcasm­—certainly a breed above your garden-variety carnivores. Based on the cult classic film by George A. Romero, this zombie-thon is a delightfully skewed send-up of one of the most beloved science fiction genres of all time. Fast-paced and packed with contagious humor, you’ll laugh yourself to death over these horrifically and hysterically misunderstood flesh-eating monsters. Dedicated to the zombie in all of us.



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 ravenous ghouls with an attitude, begin to turn on each other as the rather nonthreatening dead encroach. A gripping fun-filled play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life with a twist making it appropriate for all audiences. This blend of campy horror laced with humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending.


These Living Dead Will Leave You In Stitches!


*News Anchor #1 
*Zombie #1 (Gerald) 
*Zombie #2 (Madge) 
*Zombie #3 (Carl) 
*Zombie #4 (Tiffany) 
*Nancy Newsworthy 
*Roger Reporter 
*Dr. Scapel 
Betty Piper 
*Sheriff Dwyer 
*Sally Salsworth 
*News Anchor #2 
*Dr. Grimes 

*Casting Note:  Roles which may be played by male or female with a change of character name to reflect gender. 

Setting: A small town


Mark Landon Smith is the author of 16 published scripts including Faith County, Faith County 2: An Evening of Culture, Dupont, Mississippi, Radio T.B.S., Hindenberg! Das Explosive New Musical!, The Really Hip Adventures of Go-Go Girl, The Pirate Show, Christmas Carol High School, Teenagers From Outer Space, Brawl at the Ball, A Dickens’ Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts, Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit Hole, Night of the Living Dead, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Sherlock Holmes Mystery School and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians . He is also a 2012 AATE Distinguished Play nominee.  His scripts are produced throughout the world and Off-Broadway and include three foreign translations.  Acting credits include work with McCoy Repertory Theatre, Ceramic Cow Productions, TheatreSquared, Phunbags Comedy Improv, and Classical Edge Theatre. Film credits include FREDIValley Inn, Gordon Family Tree, Crossfire, Parker's Anchor, Door in the Woods, Mayfly and others.  He is the Executive Director of Arts Live Theatre, Co-Founder and Producer of Ceramic Cow Productions, Co-Director of the Arkansas Playwrights Workshop with TheatreSquared, and founder of the Actors Casting Agency. 

Performance Royalties for AMATEUR and EDUCATIONAL Groups begin at $90.00 per performance for theaters under 150 seats, and rise depending on ticket prices and theater particulars. Please fill out an application for your personalized quote. 
Performance Royalties for PROFESSIONAL Theaters will be quoted as a box office percentage, with a minimum guarantee based on ticket prices and theater particulars. Please fill out an application for your personalized quote. 
An Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package must be purchased from Stage Rights as a part of your licensing agreement (see Materials).
Billing responsibilities, pertinent copyright information, and playwrights' biographies are available in the show rider that comes with your license agreement.

Great show. Very funny.

Night of the Living Dead was great! Awesome job, everyone.

Great show! 

This show is so great! Don't miss it

Took my kids to see this. They loved it! 

Took the kids to see "Night of the Living Dead"…it was great

An Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package must be purchased from Stage Rights as a part of your licensing agreement. Your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date, unless other arrangements have been made in advance with your Stage Rights Licensing Representative.
The Authorized Materials/Rehearsal Package for Night of the Living Dead consists of:
20 Production Scripts / $230.00 (shipping included)
Production Scripts for Plays are professionally printed and bound with a full-color cover.
You will have the option to purchase additional Production Scripts at a discounted rate when you complete your Licensing Agreement.
Official Logo Pack Now Included! To help you promote your show, Stage Rights now includes a logo pack with your license. The logo pack includes high resolution versions (both color and black and white) of our show logo. The logo is the portion of the artwork with the title of the show. The surrounding artwork is also available for an additional fee.
Optional Materials:
Stage Manager’s Script – Printed on standard 8.5” x 11” 3-hole-punched paper, with the same page numbers and text as the Printed Production Scripts, but with more space on the page for notes and cues.