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Zombies to take over Capaha Park

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The dead will rise at Capaha Park this Friday and Saturday. 

Zombies will shuffle lifelessly, scavenging the grounds for human flesh, to satisfy their undead appetites, but it's all just part of the show. 

Southeast Missouri's Acting Out theater group will put on a live stage performance of George A. Romero's 1968 horror classic "Night of the Living Dead." 

"This will be our third year of performing this show," Melissa Jennings, Acting Out's artistic director said. "Watching scary movies around Halloween is fun, and people really enjoyed seeing a live version of one."

According to Jennings, fans of the film will notice some similarities and differences in the live adaptation. 

"The dialogue is almost exactly the same as the movie, with changes made mostly to accommodate a stage set. Our version is also set in modern day," Jennings said.

The group said the show isn't for everyone, and recommends adults accompany children under 13. 

"The main show takes place on the stage, but the opening takes place in a graveyard, which is where the audience sits, " Jennings said. "Since there are actors dressed as zombies moving through the audience at times... we feel that it is best that children are accompanied by an adult."

Performances will be held Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Capaha Park band shell. 

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased the day of the show at the pavilion near the band shell. 

To learn more about Acting Out, you can visit their Facebook page or follow them on Twitter (@actingoutsemo). 

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