/ Modified mar 3, 2022 2:55 p.m.

"Living Dead in Denmark" - a zombie sequel to "Hamlet"?

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Craig Johnson and actor A Martinez talk about "Longmire" at the Tucson Festival of Books; and Bisbee celebrates "The Return of the Turkey Vultures".

Living dead1 Students during a dress rehearsal for Arizona Repertory Theatre's adaptation of Qui Nguyen's "Living Dead in Denmark"
Courtesy of The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television / Julius Schlosburg

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Arizona Spotlight

March 3, 2022

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Featured on the January 13th, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

craig johnson horse spotlight Mystery writer Craig Johnson (on the right - with a friend) at his ranch in Ucross, Wyoming
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 Martinez Longmire A Martinez as "Jacob Nighthorse" on the TV show, "Longmire," an adaptation of author Craig Johnson's novel series about fictional Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire.
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  • The Sonoran Desert is known for many birds, including the cactus wren and the roadrunner, but these species don’t have public festivals in their honor. However, the turkey vulture does. AZPM contributor Ittai Sopher speaks with "The Return of The Turkey Vulture" festival organizer, and a biologist at Liberty Wildlife in Phoenix about what makes this large avian scavenger so special.
vulture parade Residents of Bisbee, Ariz. celebrate during the "The Return of the Turkey Vultures" festival in 2019
Courtesy of "Return of the Turkey Vultures" Facebook page
Bailey Vulture "Bailey" is a turkey vulture at Liberty Wildlife in Phoenix, Ariz.
Courtesy of Laura Hackett
npr news bird photography 7 Turkey vultures come to roost among the palm trees near the Mission of San Ignacio, about a mile from our land. Seeing these two species together took me some time to get used to.
Gemina Garland-Lewis
  • At some point, each of us has wished for a second chance, an opportunity to correct a mistake or choose a different path in our lives. With the help of some magical intervention, three of William Shakespeare’s most famous female characters - Ophelia, Juliet, and Lady MacBeth – receive a second chance at life - of a sort. Living Dead in Denmark, a play by Qui Nguyen, is a zombie-infested action-horror-comedy sequel to Hamlet. Mark talks with guest director Inés Braun, and performers Emma Sage (Ophelia), Brennen Halsey (Hamlet), and Alexander Simpson (Fortinbras) about this unique story. The Arizona Repertory Theatre production at The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television proves that something truly is rotten in Denmark. Live performances are scheduled through March 20th at The Tornabene Theatre on the University of Arizona campus.

Arizona Repertory Theatre and The University of Arizona School of Theater, Film & Television presents “Living Dead in Denmark”, a zombie-infested, action / horror / comedy sequel to “Hamlet”.

living dead6 Students during a dress rehearsal for Arizona Repertory Theatre's adaptation of Qui Nguyen's "Living Dead in Denmark"
Courtesy of The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television / Julius Schlosburg

living dead5 Students during a dress rehearsal for Arizona Repertory Theatre's adaptation of Qui Nguyen's "Living Dead in Denmark"
Courtesy of The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television / Julius Schlosburg

Living dead2 Students during a dress rehearsal for Arizona Repertory Theatre's adaptation of Qui Nguyen's "Living Dead in Denmark"
Courtesy of The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television / Julius Schlosburg

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