OWENSBORO, Ky. (7/19/13) – Everything is better with zombies… even Shakespeare.

That’s the idea behind Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s latest theatrical venture, Much Ado about Nothing… During a Zombie Apocalypse. Shakespeare’s classic piece has been “reanimated” by TWO director Rebecca Wright.

“Rebecca knew she wanted to do a Shakespeare show this summer with the high school aged students, and kept thinking about how to make it exciting,” said TWO production manager Beth Parthum. “People tend to think Shakespeare is boring, but when you see it, you realize it has a lot of humor.”

The decision to use zombies as a way to add a modern twist was a favorite choice for Wright and her staff.

“She threw around a few ideas but when she started talking about zombies there was a glint in her eye and her mind was made up,” said Parthum speaking of Wright. “It's a great way to bring in people and youth who might not normally see Shakespeare but are willing to give it a try because they like zombies.”

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro is located downtown on Fifth Street and will be presenting four performances of Much Ado on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.

TICKETS are $10 for adults and $6 for kids. TWO members get half off the price of admission.

Alex Reid
SurfKY News
Photo provided by TWO

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Lux Motors Celebrates Grand Opening

HENDERSON, Ky. (10/8/15) — Kyndle held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Sept. 28 to celebrate the opening of Lux… Read More

Officer Allegedly Assaulted by Burglary Suspect

HENDERSON, , Ky. (10/8/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Oct. 7, 2015, officers responded to… Read More

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4757

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4567

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 4006

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3681

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3118

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13280

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11345

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 08, 2015 1105

Madisonville Police Department Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 950

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 847

Local Pastor's Son Filming Documentary about…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 710

Work Zone Lane Restriction on Pennyrile Pkwy Set…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 585

Democratic Candidate for Governor Jack Conway…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 579

Registration for Free 'Project Hire Kentucky'…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 572

UPDATE: Mortons Gap Boil Water Advisory Lifted

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 465

UK Announces Major Outreach Initiative for…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 451

Guns - Stopping That One Person

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 351

Officer Allegedly Assaulted by Burglary Suspect

by SurfKY News