“Evil Dead: The Musical”

Posted on 5/23/2011 12:22:00 PM
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Did you hear that the Centers for Disease Control has published a protocol for what to do in the case of a zombie invasion? Now you can attend summer theater at IUP without fear. Keystone Repertory Theater presents Evil Dead: The Musical in the Studio Theater at Waller Hall, June 3 through 5 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the HUB.

Based on Sam Raimi’s '80s cult classic films, Evil Dead: The Musical tells the tale of five college kids who travel to a cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force. And although it may sound like a horror, it's not! The songs are hilariously campy, and the show is bursting with more farce than a Monty Python skit.

Evil Dead: The Musical unearths the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway at abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. As musical mayhem descends upon this sleepover in the woods, “camp” takes on a whole new meaning with uproarious numbers like “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons,” “Look Who’s Evil Now,” and “Do the Necronomicon.”

This play contains language and situations to which some audience members may object and is not considered appropriate for children.

Tickets for Evil Dead: The Musical are available at the Hadley Union Building, located on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus, and at the door forty-five minutes before the performance. Tickets are $7 for regular admission, $6 for senior citizens and groups of fifteen or more, and $4 with a university I-card.

Department of Theater and Dance