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Diamond Dead (Continued…)

The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar

Remaining performances: July 25 7:30

They say: A new Maverick rises to do battle with the forces of evil in the continued adventures of the zombie rock band Diamond Dead.

Joan says: Spinal Tap meets Re-Animator in this irreverent rock opera.

Whenever you agree to see a play about a band, you wonder whether the actors can can really mount an effective band.  Well no worries here—-the Landless Theatre Company hits this one right out of the graveyard.  I will be first in line the day the soundtrack becomes available.  And talk about death metal—-4 out of 5 of the band members are actually dead!

As if the premise wasn’t surreal enough, the plot takes a very twisted turn as zombie Sara Palin and the former Miss California (but currently living human) Carrie Prejean crash the concert to battle evil and homosexuality.  Needless to say, the battle doesn’t end well, but the play certainly does.  As the finale says, “You go to heaven for the halo, you go to hell for the rock and roll.”  And surely this rock and roll is worth going to hell for.

See it if: Republicans vs. Zombies is your dream match-up.

Skip it if: You have something against necrophilia and cannibalism.