WEEKEND: Play takes comedic look at town after zombie attack
The Key City Playhouse mockumentary “Zombie Town” stars, from left, Austin Davis, Duncan Frost, Laura Eggerichs, Charlie Bethel and Peter Wiant. -- Photo by Phil Baumgaertner
By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News
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PORT TOWNSEND — This is some wicked comedy starting tonight at the Key City Playhouse.
“Zombie Town,” a “mockumentary” set in the little town of Harwood, Texas, arrives in the community soon after a zombie attack.
Such a siege may look like “all fun and games,” noted Denise Winter of Key City Public Theatre, “till it happens to you.”
In “Zombie Town,” we have the Catharsis Collective, a San Francisco theater troupe, touching down to talk to the witnesses, present their stories as a play and help the town recover through “the transformative healing power of theater.”
All of this is high satire, courtesy of playwright Tim Bauer of Berkeley, Calif., and it’s here for its Pacific Northwest premiere. Key City Public Theatre performers Charlie Bethel, Austin Davis, Laura Eggerichs, Duncan Frost and Peter Wiant star in the show’s three-week run.
Together, they delve deep into drama, therapy and fun-poking at three things: earnest theater troupes, documentary plays and zombie madness.
And as if that wasn’t enough, “Zombie Town” is one-half of Key City Public Theatre’s fall repertory of contemporary comedies. The other play on now is “The Six Basic Rules,” a marital romp also starring Bethel and Michelle Hensel.
“Zombie” curtain times this weekend are 8 o’clock tonight, 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.
“The Six Basic Rules,” meanwhile, closes this weekend with an 8 p.m. show Saturday and a 2:30 matinee Sunday.
Then it’s “Zombie Town” at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 2; a matinee is slated for 2:30 p.m. next Sunday, Oct. 27.
Tickets are $18 and $20 with discounts for students, except on the evenings of Oct. 20 and 24, when admission is pay-what-you-wish.
Those who bicycle to “Zombie Town” at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 27 will receive $5 off a ticket or a snack from the Key City Playhouse bar. AfterWords discussions of the plays follow the performances Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
For tickets and details, phone 360-385-KCPT (5278) or visit www.KeyCityPublicTheatre.org; remaining tickets will be sold at the door of the playhouse at 419 Washington St.
Last modified: October 17. 2013 7:32PM