Win Tickets ($48): Bag&Baggage Presents Twelfth Night of the Living Dead | Shakespeare meets The Walking Dead, Coupon Code

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Bag&Baggage Twelfth Night of the Living DeadBag&Baggage Productions presents
Twelfth Night of the Living Dead
October 26-31, 2013
7:30 p.m. | $15-$24 | All Ages
Tickets: or by calling the box office at 503 345 9590
Save $5 with coupon code SEANDEAD5

The Venetian Theatre
253 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123

“Aaaaaaaaaarggggggggghhhhhhhhhmmmmwwwww,” says Viola in the first scene of Brian McInnis Smallwood’s Zombie-Shakespeare mash-up, Twelfth Night of the Living Dead, set to shamble onto the Venetian Theatre stage in Hillsboro this Halloween.

“It isn’t the best iambic pentameter that Shakespeare ever wrote,” says Dallas Myers, Bag&Baggage Resident Acting Company member and Director of the company’s first-ever Halloween production. “But then again, Shakespeare never imagined Viola would bite someone’s finger off, either.”

An underground hit in both New York and Los Angeles for the past ten years, Twelfth Night of the Living Dead is exactly what the title suggests; a hilarious, tongue-ripped-out-of-cheek retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in the midst of a zombie apocalypse.

“You may remember that, at the beginning of Twelfth Night, there is a terrible shipwreck that deposits Viola onto the shores of Ilyria,” says Myers, who appeared in Bag&Baggage’s more traditional version of the show as Feste in 2010. “Well, in this version the ship is hit by a meteorite from outer space and everyone on board is instantly transformed into blood thirsty zombies.”

Chaos, and hysteria, naturally ensue as Viola, Malvolio, Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek have to both fight off hordes of the undead while also trying to unite Orsino and Viola in true love.

“Yeah, that true love thing? Doesn’t happen. Too many severed arteries,” says Myers. Myers, who has appeared in more than 10 Bag&Baggage shows since 2007, intends to fill the production with references to some of the best-know and best-loved zombie films of the past 30 years, including Sean of the Dead, Zombieland, Night of the Living Dead, and even Scooby-Doo. “We are going all out for this one,” he says, wiping a trickle of fake blood off his shirt. “It will be a zombie feast in more ways than one.

The production, over 6 performances from October 26 – 31 is the first Halloween themed show for Bag&Baggage, the resident professional theatre company at the Venetian Theatre in downtown Hillsboro.

Scott Palmer, Artistic Director, says, “We wanted to do something different, something that would allow us to do a classical work while at the same time having some good old fashioned Halloween fun; this script was dead on.”

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34 Responses to Win Tickets ($48): Bag&Baggage Presents Twelfth Night of the Living Dead | Shakespeare meets The Walking Dead, Coupon Code

  1. Erin October 21, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Would love to win. It’s something so different than a maze or haunted house.

  2. Tamara Colpitts October 21, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    This looks to be a hauntingly ghouly time… I wanna take my sister to this.. She loves things like this….

  3. Sandy October 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Ohhh, this would be a great date night!

  4. Casey October 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Why WOULDN’T you wanna see this? Sounds like a great show and something fun to do for Halloween without getting lost in some corn.

  5. Kristy October 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Love Halloween and Shakespeare

  6. Bill W. October 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I heard that B and B puts on great productions. Would enjoy this one.

  7. Bjoern October 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    creepy :)

  8. Greg October 21, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    I’ve never been to the Venetian but I’d go outside the city for a show like this.

  9. Sarah October 22, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Shakespeare and zombies!?! I think Im in love!! Id much rather see this then wander around in a muddy corn maze!

  10. Lauren October 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    What goes better together than Shakespeare and zombies? Probably a lot of things, but at least not for Halloween! We need a great date night and live super close by The Venetian.

  11. Jenny October 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Ohhh – choose me! choose me! I’d love to see how they pull this off.

  12. Elizabeth October 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    This sounds fantastic! I would love to go!!!

  13. ErinR October 23, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    I would like to win this because Halloween Eve is our wedding anniversary, and I think this would be a great way to spend it

  14. Rachael October 24, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    This is right down the road from my house, I’d love to win tickets to see zombies and Shakespeare!

  15. Kristine October 24, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    Love things that are a litte on the bazaar side – different is good! Sounds fun!

  16. Min October 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I would like to attend because awesome.

  17. Bridget October 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Yes please!

  18. tim October 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    I want to win!

  19. Danielle October 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Wow! This sounds like a bloody good time! I think Shakespeare plays should always include zombies (take note William)
    Shakespeare & zombies are just better together.

  20. Jamie Fillmore October 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Because I am a nerd, zombies have taken over my home, and of course, my heart. I’ve turned many different costumes into the undead, or The Walking Dead, if you will. It just makes things better.

  21. jimbobber October 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    I’d love to attend because I love zombies!

  22. Naomi Veak October 24, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    I love Portland’s lively theater scene. This sounds great.

  23. panda October 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    looks bloody good

  24. Sarah G October 24, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Love Shakespeare….love zombies….YES PLEASE!!!!!

  25. Steven October 24, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    AWESOME! braaaaaaaiiinns!

  26. Zombie Lover October 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    Zombies on stage…be still my achy heart!

  27. MacKenzie October 25, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    It’s my 9 year anniversary!

  28. bc October 25, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    I managed to miss B&B’s Gatsby this month and would love to make up for it by seeing this one!

  29. Richard Barker October 25, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Well the witches have the boils, and another guy talks to skulls why not progress to zombies?

  30. Andrea October 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Would LOVE to see some haunted Shakespeare!

  31. Brittany October 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Sounds rad!

  32. Mysti October 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Need something fun to do on Halloween!

  33. Linda Stone October 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    What’s not to love. shakespear and zombies on Halloween. I wouod of course go in costume!!

  34. Alicia Imbody October 31, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    If brains be the food of love, eat up. Awesome.

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