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"Shocking . . . a chilling one-man study of perversity . . . Mr. Connington commits totally to his haunting characterization and leaves us wondering exactly what kind of people are walking the streets alongside us."
--Anita Gates, The New York Times

ZOMBIE

An Award-winning new play

by BILL CONNINGTON
adapted from the novella by JOYCE CAROL OATES

. . . the serial killer next door . . .

A special reading of the Spanish Translation of ZOMBIE, on Friday, May 6th at 8 pm . . .

Once upon a time, Jeffrey Dahmer was the normal guy next door. Now meet Quentin P. - mild mannered, unassuming, and a serial killer attempting to turn young men into his zombie slaves. Come get inside the mind of a homicidal psychopath . . . if you dare.

NEW DATES: A FREE reading:

ZOMBIE

by Bill Connington

translated into Spanish by Jorge Urzua

from the novella by JOYCE CAROL OATES

performed in SPANISH by well-known Mexican actor Jorge Urzua

Friday, May 6th at 8 pm

Performance length: one hour

Audience discussion to follow

353 Studios

353 West 48th Street, between 8th and 9th Aves.

2nd floor, Studio 1

To RSVP: email Bill Connington with names of attendees: billconnington@gmail.com

The reading is FREE.

For more information see the "TICKETS" page.

The play contains strong language, and explicit descriptions of sexual situations. It is not appropriate for children under the age of seventeen due to adult content.

The original production of ZOMBIE was directed by THOMAS CARUSO. It played at the New York International Fringe Festival at The Players Theater, Upstairs. It then transferred to the Studio Theater at Theater Row, Off-Broadway, for an extended run. It then re-opened at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay. There was also a production at the Burien Theater, outside of Seattle. There is a planned production in Mexico City.

FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEW SHORT FILM "ZOMBIE" see www.zombiethefilm.com

New York Times review 2/23/09

New York Times slide show 2/23/09

Variety review 2/23/09

Blog Critics Interview with Bill Connington

"Harrowing . . . Connington delivers a haunting characterization . . . unnerving . . . The piece is further enhanced by Thomas Caruso's intense staging."
--Frank Scheck, New York Post

"Not for the faint of heart . . . rewards intrepid theatregoers, delivering a haunting glimpse into the mind of a serial killer . . . Connington takes center stage . . . under the sure-handed direction of Thomas Caruso."
--Andy Propst, The Village Voice

"Great . . . [Bill Connington is] scarily good . . . murderously good . . . powerful."
--Claudia La Rocco, WNYC Radio

"Ripped-from-the-headlines . . . mines the twisted psyche of a Jeffrey Dahmeresque young man . . . Connington acts this creature chillingly."
--Robert Windeler, Back Stage

An interview with the adaptor/performer Bill Connington www.UnitedStages.com