In the season of spook and pumpkin spice lattes, one show comes back from the dead to get us all into the Halloween groove. Stay Dead! is an improv show inspired by a variety of horror films. The cast has been studying spooky films to create this one of a kind horror comedy. Stay Dead! is directed by Mike Marbach and the spooky cast includes Andrew Coppola, Lali Gill, Tom Hannigan, Brendan Kingston, Kevin Ruth, Molly Scullion, Gabriella Bottoni, Randie Welles, Shannon Fahey, and AJ de Leon.
To learn a little about the cast, we asked them the creepiest questions we had to know the answers to.
What is your favorite scary (or Halloween) movie?
The Craft. I, too, was a braless teenage witch that went to catholic high school, so I really relate to this one. – Gabriella Bottoni
The Thing and the episode of The X-Files that’s like The Thing – Andrew Coppola
What king size candy bar would be in your pillowcase?
Reese’s and all of my sibling’s almond joy’s – Shannon Fahey
Reece’s cups stuffed with Reese’s pieces (pronounced pee-seize) – Brendan Kingston
If you turned into a zombie, who would you eat first?
Whoever’s closest. I’d be a very practical zombie. – Tom Hannigan
Terrell Owens. He’s just got one of those faces. – Molly Scullion
What has been your favorite thing about being a part of Stay Dead?
Long answer: I was a part of the original Stay Dead cast two years ago and it was honestly one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had onstage. It’s a really great group with really fun people — some of which I haven’t played with before. That’s exciting to me. Plus, having an hour onstage to discover the character(s) I’ve created while being completely narrative is something I don’t get to do too often in improv. My background is screenwriting so I really get off on blending those worlds and forcing those two parts of my brain to work together. Short answer: Andrew Coppola. – Gab
Watching it turn into the show it’ll be. This is my third year doing it and it’s been a little different every time and I’m really excited for this year. – Tom
Makes it look like I’m a creep on purpose. – Andrew
I love the entire cast. They’re incredibly talented and 100% alive humans. None of them have ever been not alive or not human. – Brendan
What was your best Halloween costume ever?
Sexy Guy Fieri… fishnets and all. – Shannon
One Halloween when I was a kid, my cousin Mike let me borrow the homemade Godzilla costume my aunt made him that he wore the year before. I just looked like a big green lizard but it felt really badass and scary at the time. Never topped that. – Gab
A couple years ago my Halloween costume was a slightly oversized suit coat, and I held salad forks shaped like little skeleton hands where my real hands would be. Like many of my costumes, it wasn’t really of anything it was just an excuse to do bits where I picked up beer cans with those tiny metal hands. – Brendan
Sarah Palin in ’08. Killed it. – Molly
Everyone will die… not everyone will Stay Dead!
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Thu, Oct 20, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.