The Zombie Effect by Kenyon Brown

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About The Play

Dramedy.  35-40 minutes.  4 males, 2 females.  Suitable for high school and older performers, middle school and older audiences.

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Some people compulsively overeat.  Others can't quit smoking.  Thirteen-year-old Alex can't seem to stop bringing home zombies.  When a bunch of older kids were bullying him in the park, a zombie came from out of nowhere to save him—again.  And now the zombie's at his house, along with the tied up Jackson, one of Alex's attackers who also happens to be his sister's boyfriend.  Will the zombie eat Jackson?  Will Alex's family let the zombie stay?  And just why do the undead seem to have the boy's back...?

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Did You Know?

Vishesh Abeyratne played Jean in a college production of Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros.  One night, he got so worked up during his transformation scene that he smashed a prop telephone to smithereens.  Fortunately, they found a replacement.