NoHo Theatre Does Own Fringe Festival…Zombie Style

It’s here! ZOMBIE JOE’S 2nd Annual UNDERGROUND FRINGE: JUNE 10 – 25, 2016.


Mark your calendars for June 10 – 25, 2016! NoHo’s own Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group is having their second annual ZOMBIE JOE’S UNDERGROUND FRINGE. Remember, NoHo has 20 theatres in one square mile so go out and be entertained live. In this case, be thoroughly entertained, Zombie style!


ZOMBIE JOE’S 2nd Annual UNDERGROUND FRINGE is a cutting-edge, avant-garde mini-theatre festival showcasing new works and what ZJU, in general, has to offer. Our unsurpassed family of directors, performers, and artisans *(Denise Devin, Josh T. Ryan, Randy “Kernel” Long, Jana Wimer, Jeri Batzdorff, Vanessa Cate, Roger K. Weiss, Shayne Eastin, Jonica Patella, Elif Savas, Christopher Reiner, Jason Britt, Alex G. Smith… just to name a few from our amazing casts n’ crews) have been working around the clock to piece this event together – something of a special treat celebrating the alternative theatre arts our beloved NOHO, and our gift to the theatre community at large. JOIN US!


We had been enjoying our participation in The HOLLYWOOD FRINGE a couple years back – and yet our audiences were arriving at our doorstep in June thinking that ZOMBIE JOE’S UNDERGROUND (4850 Lankershim Blvd.) was actually an extension of the HOLLYWOOD FRINGE – so my brother Josh T. Ryan and I thought, hey now – why not hold our own lil’ Fringe, and do it OUR way, infused with our own sense of prowess, style, culture and community…and have some good ol’ fashioned fun in the process?! Oh man, its been a blast organizing everything, too. The Underground is so passionate and enthusiastic, one does not often afford the opportunity to be surrounded with such an amazing theatre family in this lifetime, its just TOO good sometimes, we want to share this energy with EVERYONE while it lasts, life is short and precious. For our primary line-up, we feature two Bard productions – OTHELLO (dir. by Josh T. Ryan) and AS YOU LIKE IT (dir. by Denise Devin), performed in completely different styles and genres, a killer “Classic Edition” of our signature URBAN DEATH production (dir. by Jana Wimer), and Roger K. Weiss’ premiere- play about following your dreams entitled REMEMBER MY NAME, plus much, much more! Tickets are only $15, so be sure to catch all (4) of this year’s, unique, exciting productions.


Zombie Joe's Underground Fringe 2016

“OTHELLO” – FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 11pm, JUNE 24 & 25; Continues FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS @ 8:30pm, JULY 1 thru 30.

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group Proudly Presents Josh T. Ryan and Zombie Joe’s wet n’ wild, high-euro-fashion adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love, murder and betrayal, where glamor is a rocky-road – and jealousy is a green-eyed monster! Featuring the amazing Vanessa Cate as Othello and Directed by ZJU’s magnificent Josh T. Ryan. For Ages 15 and up.

Zombie Joe's Underground Fringe 2016

“URBAN DEATH” – FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS @ 11pm, JUNE 3 thru 18; (2) Additional Peformances on MONDAY and FRIDAY @ 8:30pm, JUNE 20 & 24.

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s special “Classic Edition” of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed by Jana Wimer. For Ages 15 and up.

Zombie Joe's Underground Fringe 2016

“AS YOU LIKE IT” – FRIDAYS @ 8:30pm & SUNDAYS @ 7pm, JUNE 3 thru 19.

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT, Director Denise Devin’s rollicking romantic and sexy romp through the magical Forest of Arden, which follows the adventures of banished heroine Rosalind as she flees her fate – dressed as a man, looking for true love, and her father…while fending-off the amorous advances of a shepherdess! For Ages 15 and up.

Zombie Joe's Underground Fringe 2016

“REMEMBER MY NAME” – SATURDAYS @ 8:30pm, JUNE 4 thru 25.

Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group proudly presents REMEMBER MY NAME, Roger K. Weiss’ World-Premiere comedy about a passionate woman who will stop at nothing to make her Broadway dreams come true! Obsessed with the movie “Fame,” Ruth is determined to overcome a complete lack of talent, training, experience, and support from her football-loving husband. Written and Directed by Roger K. Weiss (“The Hypochondriac” – Top10 in 2014). For Ages 13 and up.

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