» About the Show Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera


About the Show

Classical meets Horror in this contemporary opera about three college friends navigating their way through the zombie-infested streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Evenings in Quarantine: The Zombie Opera is a hybrid theatrical stage and film production by Artistic Directors Bonnie Bogovich and Elizabeth Rishel, featuring the talents of Film Director Barry Bogovich, Special Effects Make-up Designer Arvin Clay, and Director of Photography Edwin Huang.

Involving a cast of six people, a projected film runs throughout the entire show, as well as a prerecorded musical accompaniment track of instruments and choral vocals. In this opera, we acknowledge Pittsburgh’s role as the ‘birthplace of the zombie,’ and feature filmed locations from iconic parts of town.

We utilize local talent in the production, featuring volunteer extras from the community in our filmed segments, holding scheduled public previews, Q&A/Talkbacks, and seminar events in and throughout the Pittsburgh region.

“As the Zombie Epidemic ravages through the streets of Pittsburgh, we follow three college friends in this contemporary classical horror opera. Ronnie Tomaston has been asked by her father, Sergeant Tomaston, to escort as many civilians to safety as possible.  Izzie Bower wants nothing more strongly than the safety of her little brother, Aidan.  Charles McKeelis struggles with his secret affections for Ronnie and his desire to protect her at any cost.  While traveling together, our three heroes encounter friends and foes in the form of the ambitious Professor Thalamus, the reckless party girl, Angela, and the kindly Commander Fletcher.  Guiding us through this adventure is the ever-attentive Newscaster, with the latest updates and survival tips.”