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Closing Weekend: The Zombie Effect


Did Halloween really end over a month ago? You wouldn’t know it at the ACME Comedy Theatre in North Hollywood, where The Zombie Effect has continued delivering laughter and gore in near equal measures every weekend. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end: the play will gives its final performances on Friday and Saturday, December 12 and 13, at 8pm both nights.

We have’t heard anything directly, but the promise “There will be blood” (on the official Facebook page) leads us to suspect that the carnage will be ramped up an extra notch or two this weekend.

By the way, you know that plays is good because yours truly is quoted at the top of the advertising art (seen above). The complete quote, from our 2014 Halloween Haunt Award Nominees: Best Play in a Theatrical Setting, is below:

The Zombie Effect‘s combination of black humor and spilled guts is riotous entertainment, focusing on a small band of survivors, locked inside a church, who cannot decide whether their mindless attackers are indeed zombies. The staging inside the small venue uses every available inch – the stage, the aisles, the entrance – to create a marvelous sense of immersing the audience into the story’s location – which means you better duck when the guts start to fly.

You can read our Stage Review: The Zombie Effect by clicking here.

The  ACME Comedy Theatre is located at 5124 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood. Tickets are $20. Click here for The Zombie Effect’s Facebook page.