Posted on: Friday, February 21st, 2014
People often joke that busy college days will “eat your brain”….and they might be right. Or it might just be that college gives us too much time to consider eating other brains, because some E&H grads are gaining considerable notoriety right now eating brains. So to speak.
Will Coleman (’07) and Chandler (Lindsey) Davis (’09) have written a play called “Zombie Boyfriend! The Musical” and it is currently playing at Studio Roanoke. Two of the actors are also E&H alums: Meghan Kelleher Griffith (’07) and Caitlin Morgan Coleman (’09). The Roanoke Times referred to the play as “…the brainchild – or perhaps the brain-eating child – of Will and Chandler.” And the Times later enthusiastically Tweeted about the caliber of the play saying it is “full of brains, laughs and liveliness.” Clearly the Roanoke Times is enjoying their zombie puns as much as the play.
A former E&H drama professor, Don LaPlant, is now on the Studio Roanoke staff and apparently had confidence in the writing duo of Coleman and Davis. The play began as a skit about a zombie roommate and led to this much larger production.
The play runs through Sunday, October 2, and the number for tickets is: 540-343-3054. The writing team is also in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to record a cast album and take the play on tour to festivals.
A review in the Roanoke Times speaks highly of the show, saying that while the characters are based in a B-movie stereotype they become very three-dimensional and draw the audience in to the story. It seems they’ve done a good job of fleshing out the characters.