Orange machine guns, music, top hats, tattered and scarlet-stained clothes, dancing, the living dead, black grease makeup, and improvised comedy. These were only a few of the elements that made up “The Zombie Show” presented by the Argus Eyes Drama Society.
This year’s fall variety show was centered on a theme that has become quite popular within the past few years — the zombie apocalypse. The cast got the scissors and fake blood to create their costumes and applied the makeup to give themselves a ghoulish glow.
Ayonnah Garcia, a senior member of Argus Eyes, directed the show and developed the theme and set list for the show alongside Aaron Clemons, another senior member of Argus Eyes. The improv comedy program and troupe is directed by Jonathan Carvalho, a sophomore and Vice President of Argus Eyes. Music direction was handled by Performing Arts Coordinator and advisor to Argus Eyes Kevin Cummines. There was also a special performance by the Saint Peter’s University Dance Team during the final song.
Songs performed included The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence, and “No World for Tomorrow” by Coheed & Cambria, which featured a new arrangement and setting by Kevin Cummines. The cast concluded with Michael Jackson’s pop classic “Thriller.”
The show, which ran from Thursday, October 4th to Saturday, October 6th, had a good turnout and was well-received by the audience.
*Garvey Potter is president of Argus Eyes and performed in The Zombie Show.