It is no secret that Pittsburgh is the “City of Champions,” but in recent years, Pittsburgh has gained a reputation for being “The City of Zombies,” thanks to
filmmakers like George Romero filming stories of cannibalistic undead in Allegheny County.
In celebration of Pittsburgh’s claim to fame, the artistic and musical duo of Bonnie Bogovich and Elizabeth Rishel have teamed up to create a multimedia stage
production called, “Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera.”
The show blends traditional operatic styling with modern musical elements to tell the story of two close friends evading a viral epidemic that turns humans into lumbering cannibals. In their quest for survival, which takes place in the confines of Pittsburgh, they encounter friends, family and love interests affected by the breakout. The highlight of the show is the use of video background behind live stage actors. These
dynamic backgrounds feature prominent Pittsburgh landmarks, often taken over by masses of zombies and humans in quarantine.
The cast includes Bonnie Bogovich, Elizabeth Rishel, Drew Fogle, David Egyud, Dustin Wickett, Emily Swora, Kevin Hayes, and Jordan Speranzo. Background video
production directed by Barry Bogovich and Director of Photography Edwin Huang.
Special effects make-up design by Arvin Clay, assisted by Jessica Bala.
The show will premiere in Lawrenceville’s Grey Box Theatre with a two weekend run,
Oct 15-17 and 21-23 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20, general admission; $15, students, seniors, and volunteers and film extras.
Visit thezombieopera.com to purchase tickets.
$20, general admission; $15, students, seniors, and volunteers and film extras
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