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If the Landless Theatre Company has nailed anything with its theatrical adaptation of George Romero’s classic 1968 horror flick, Night of the Living Dead, it’s the choice of venue. The District of Columbia Arts Center’s musty, dimly lit Black Box Theater could easily pass for the basement of an abandoned farmhouse in which a group of terrified human beings are forced to make their last stand against an army of the undead. In fact—with only one entrance leading to the gallery and a heavy metal door in the back—the windowless room might actually seem a great place to hole up in the event of a zombie holocaust in D.C. That is, of course, assuming that the Landless actors moaning and wandering about the stage are still technically alive—or, if they’re not, at least still subconsciously aware that breaching the barrier that separates actor and audience in search of delicious braaaiiins is a major theatrical faux pas. Barricade the doors when the play runs at 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, to Saturday, Oct. 28, at the District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $15. (202) 462-7833. (Matthew Borlik)