ensemble theatre · zombie joe's underground theatre group · Ages 12+ · United States

world premiere
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PAULINE ADAMEK certified reviewer June 25, 2014
Reviewed by Pauline Adamek ***This review first appeared on*** A guy named Kevin (musician Kevin Van Cott) pounds away at a drum kit while a writhing ball of cast members moan and gyrate manically like a nest of vipers. And that’s pretty much it for an excruciating 35 minutes that feels like an eternity. "Nightmaricomio" is a lazy mash-up of two previous ZJU shows, "Manicomio" and "Nightmares." As we enter a small theater with all its seats removed, we see the cast in action. The men are clad in shredded zombie-like rags while the women are wearing tight, stripy aerobics wear and bras. All have their faces painted with lightning bolts and geometric designs much like the Kiss Army fan club. Striving to be an expe... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 20, 2014
The Fringe is the perfect time to experiment and bring ground-breaking works to the public, and Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre Group has done a fine job of introducing us to their company. Featuring an incredible cadre of perfomers, Nightmaricomio delivers where so many others have failed - it is a breath of fresh air and a spectacle to behold. Read the rest of the review on full review