Theater Company of Lafayette

William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead

Land of the Dead

April 4-26
Directed by Don Thumim and Dave Dahl
To be or…zombie?!? Just in time for the Bard’s 450th birthday comes “A true and accurate account of the Elizabethan zombie plague. London, 1599.”

“Brilliant and hilarious … MUST SEE!” – St. Paul Pioneer Press


London, 1599. Shakespeare’s Henry V opens the Globe Playhouse, but while the actors strut and fret, an excess of bile plagues the populace outside.

After the opening of his newest play, William Shakespeare must once again defend his work – fending off the embittered clown Will Kemp while trying to appease Francis Bacon, a wealthy lawyer who has come with an idea to pitch. But when the company’s costumer is bitten by a plague-ridden madman, and the Queen and her men arrive seeking safety, life in the playhouse takes a turn for the worse.

As the affliction spreads through London, the Globe is placed in quarantine and the survivors within must fight for their lives. Can they escape? Is there a cure? Is artistic integrity ever worth dying for?

A true and accurate account of the Elizabethan zombie plague.