Huh? So what will NoHo’s Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre do in 50 hours?
What can you do in 50 hours? Well Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre (ZJU) does a theatre festival. Just an FYI, NoHo is a theatre district. We have the highest concentration of theatres outside of NYC. But what the NoHo Arts District dot Com team likes to highlight is the type of theatres we have in the neighborhood. If you are new to theatre or an aficionado, you have to check out one or all of the shows at ZJU – creative, scary, funny, turbo from anything from new works and Halloween spectaculars to musicals and even the classics. Every show has the Zombie Joe flair we like to say. Well every January, the hardworking folks at ZJU take 50 hours and create a theatre festival. Yep. Just a typical weekend in North Hollywood. Tickets go fast, so get them now!
So, what exactly is The 50-Hour Drive By Theatre Festival? ?
The 50-Hour Drive By Theatre Festivalwas started in 2002 when Jeri Batzdorff came to Zombie Joe with the idea of doing a short play festival. They decided that it would be best to do it in 50 hours, rather than 24, to allow more time to rehearse and to create a more cohesive show. The writers are randomly assigned actors, and three props that must be written into the framework of the play. It’s an incredible challenge for all company members, which is why so many want to do it again the following year.
What’s new about this year’s 50-Hour Drive By Theatre Festival?
Well our Underground is more amazing and hungrier than ever to get chompin’ into our 2016 line-up! We have an unsurpassed Underground-slate of veteran and all-new Writers, Directors and Performers (including the Killer-Kevin Van Cott on Miscellaneous Musical Instruments and Our Die-Hard,True-Blue 1-&-Only ZJU Webmaster and Sound Engineer Randy “Kernel” Long – these boy arrive READY TO ROCK!), this and more, MORE ambitious and momentous than ever before…all in the makings for an incredible DRIVE-BY weekend, with a couple wild new surprises, of course 🙂
How do you pick the writers/actors/etc?
Everyone involved was invited-in through our dark, mysterious and passcode-encrypted channels, from past Drive-Bys’, and some super-cool-new-peeps we’ve been begging to work with for a while. Truly a hard-hitting crew, not to be missed!
Any last words?
Looking forward to one heck of a weekend, come ‘on down and witness the fun and madness! Performances run this SAT, SUN & MON @ 8:30p for our Fabulous 15th Annual DRIVE-BY THEATRE FESTIVAL!, Kicking-Off Zombie Joe’s Underground’s 24th Season…and WE WANT YOU!
WHAT: ZJU’s Fabulous 15th Annual 50 HOUR DRIVE-BY THEATRE FESTIVAL! Zombie Joe’s Underground’s fabulous 15th Annual Festival of (4) all-new mini-plays – Written, directed and performed (and created to AMAZE) in a speedy 2 days! Featuring a live musical score by Kevin Van Cott. ZJU Theatre Group’s spectacular annual theatre event, kicking-off our ambitious 2016 season.
WHEN: January 23-25 only!
(3) Performances over One weekend only: Saturday, Sunday and Monday @ 8:30PM
WHERE: ZJU Theatre Group
4850 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
TICKETS: Only $15
Advance Tickets On Sale for All Performances at ZombieJoes.Tix.com
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