Plagued Productions, Indianapolis
Marian Underground: 317 New Jersey. It turns out that Shakespeare's Ophelia only faked her suicide, and when she claws herself out of the grave, she must face the real dead: zombies loose in Hamlet's Denmark, Romeo and Juliet's Verona, and MacBeth's Scotland. This comic turnabout is a mix of Elizabethan-ish soliloquies on guilt, sexually charged heroism and supernatural killers. Only full-throttle silliness will make this thing fly. Juliet (Carrie Morgan) is lusty-ditzy enough and Horatio (Ben Asaykwee) is dopey-horny enough, but Ophelia (Maria Meschi) isn't ridiculously sincere enough and the sleepy zombies aren't hungry enough to chase heroes through one play, let alone three.
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 7:30 pm, Saturday, Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 9 p.m.
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