EAC’s Teen Theatre to Present Santa’s Zombie Apocalypse

The newly-revived Teen Theatre division of EAC Youth Theatre program will present four performances of their fall show, Santa’s Zombie Apocalypse, by Bradley Walton, from Monday, September 30 through Thursday, October 3.  The play will begin at 6:30 each evening and will be presented in the Lee Little Theater, inside the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr Activities Center on the Eastern Arizona College campus.

When Santa is trapped by zombies (who have somehow gotten into the North Pole toy shop) two reindeer fawns are determined to save the day.  But as they make their way through the toy shop encountering wayward zombies and stranded elves, they learn that saving the day is not as easy as it sounds.  The play’s director, Kathy Hoeft states, “This is an especially fun show that all ages will enjoy.  I’ve loved working with these talented students and they have worked hard.  I hope the community will come out to enjoy this terrific comedy and support their efforts.”

Hoeft (then Kathy St. George) was the director of the initial years of Teen Theatre productions when EAC began the program in 1995.  Now she is back and delighted to discover that one of the young actors in the show, Andrew Knight, is the son of a cast member from the very first Youth Theatre play to ever be presented in the Lee Little Theater.  “Aside from making me feel old,” laughs Hoeft, “I love that a second generation is sharing the wonderful experience of this theatre program as a family.”

Tickets are $3 per person; full time students will be admitted free with EAC ID.  Tickets are available weekdays at the EAC Ticket Office from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., or can be reserved by calling (928) 428-8228 during the same hours.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

From left: Sisters Sheylynn and Brooklynn Gabbitas are elves making a video phone call from Santa’s Toy Shop in this scene from Santa’s Zombie Apocalypse