The Inner City Dead

Out of the crumbling and deserted streets of ‘the forbidden zone’ they come… The freaks, the weirdos, the flesh-eating maniacs with no detectable pulse… They’re homeless… They’re hungry… They’re dead…

No wonder they’re so pissed off!

The Inner City Dead features ruthless gangsters, crooked politicians, nosy high school reporters, escaped mental patients, lowlife burglars, homeless panhandlers, and radioactive zombies…

It’s the most fun you’ll ever have with corpses… we hope!

The Inner City Dead was first produced as a special fundraiser for The Manitoba Association of Playwrights in April of 1998. If you missed this unforgettable spectacle – and hence your chance to laugh, to puke and to cough up a lot of money – fear not! There may still be a way for you to get involved…

Produce your own version of this play at a fringe festival, a theatre, a school, or a local church or community group. The production rights to this zombie play are indeed available. Here’s everything you need to know:

The Inner City Dead
a zombie play by Angus Kohm
One Act Comedy/Horror;

Cast Size: 6 Main Characters, 3 Female, 3 Male;
+ Various Roles & Zombies: Students, Homeless People, Police Officers, etc. — This is flexible, anywhere from 5 to 50 (the original production had a total of 16 actors.)

Running Time: 45 – 50 Minutes

Set Design: Originally produced with a simple set which included a desk and chairs, which doubled as The Mayor’s Office and The School. The stage mainly remained bare.

Props: a camera, some snapshots, a hat, a large canister or garbage can, a telephone or two, a gun, a wooden stick, a baseball bat, mostly easy to find stuff

Costumes: Rags for homeless people and zombies; regular clothes; mostly simple, except two police uniforms.

There Are Two Versions Of The Inner City Dead Available

1) The Original, Uncut Version, which includes some language and content that might not be appropriate for all ages.

2) The High School Version, which Angus Kohm created in conjunction with Lorette Collegiate in Lorette, Manitoba in 2001. It contains some alternate dialogue and scenes that the school found acceptable for all audiences.

Professional and Amateur Performance Rights are available for BOTH of these versions of the play. Just specify which one you are interested in. If you would like to examine both versions before deciding, that can also be arranged.

Royalty Fees will be applicable, but the exact amount will depend on the details of each individual production.

For information on obtaining the professional or amateur rights to The Inner City Dead, send an e-mail to Angus Kohm.

Please include the following information:

1) Where your production would take place
2) When it would take place
3) How many performances there would be
4) How many seats there are in the theatre
5) Ticket prices

Perusal copies of the play can also be obtained by sending an e-mail to the author.

Be sure to check out Angus Kohm’s other zombie play, I Was A Teenage Zombie, a musical which he created specifically for schools.