BAT one-person show May 30, 31
Zombie, written by Bill Connington. Bill, a New York actor and theater lecturer at Yale University, will be reading Zombie, a one-person show, live from New York. Performances are May 30 at 8 pm and May 31 at 2 pm.
We are halfway through BAT’s Shelter-in-place Season: five plays read online by very talented actors under the guidance of equally talented directors. REVIEW [https://b-townblog.com/2020/05/14/review-burien-actors-theatres-shelter…]
These plays are the Artistic Director’s choice with little supervision. Zombie is a favorite of the Artistic Director. It does what theater does the very best by immersing you into worlds you would otherwise never experience.
BAT’s Shelter-in-place Season is a fundraiser. BAT understands funds are tight for some. So donate any amount, no matter how large or small, and get a link to see the Zoom reading. Plus, for Zombie all donations up to $1,000 will be matched. DONATE HERE [https://burienactorstheatre.org/shows/shelter-in-place-season-2020/zomb…]
Donations to the season help BAT, the creative team, and Click-4-Tix, BAT’s online ticket seller, as they both face hard times. They also pay for show costs.
For tickets to a unique experience in these twisted times, go burienactorstheatre.org or https://v6.click4tix.com/events.php?domain=BAT.
Zombie, by Bill Connington, is based on Joyce Carol Oates’ novella of the same name. [https://celestialtimepiece.com/2015/09/29/zombie/] In this one-person show, we enter the mind of Quentin P__, a sexual psychopath and killer. Zombie is not a play about madness but is the voice and the logic of madness itself. The terror is not that Quentin P__ is so strange to us, but that he is so fearfully familiar.
You will not be able to look away.
The intense one-act, Zombie, won the 2008 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show. Here is a trailer from that performance [https://youtu.be/K2DHfPK7dMM]
When BAT produced Zombie in 2010, an audience member wrote, “Finally, I came to understand why you'd want to put on this show; and I can certainly see why any actor worth his salt would kill to perform it: it's a tour de force. My initial reaction had been mostly caught up in a knee-jerk reflex: My God, Burien can't do a show like this! Which, of course, is precisely why Burien should do a show like this.”
Please note the script contains adult language and situations. This show is not suitable for those under the age of 16.
Actors and directors:
Quinten P____ - Bill Connington
Performance Schedule for Shelter-in-place Season:
Here is the schedule for the remainder of BAT’s 2020 Shelter-in-place Season (all times are Pacific Daylight Time):
May 30 at 8 pm – Zombie, by Bill Connington
May 31 at 2 pm – Zombie, by Bill Connington
June 13 at 8 pm – Hindle Wakes, by Stanley Houghton
June 14 at 2 pm – Hindle Wakes, by Stanley Houghton
June 27 at 8 pm – They Promised Her the Moon, by Laurel Ollstein
June 28 at 2 pm – They Promised Her the Moon, by Laurel Ollstein
BAT has missed its audience very much and hopes to be together soon. “Stay safe, and wash your hands!”