Ki-Be High School hopes to raise funds with Jan. 16 'Zombie' play

Tri-City HeraldJanuary 8, 2014 

"10 Methods for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse," a Kiona-Benton High School production


Kiona-Benton High School presents 10 Methods for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in the high school's performing arts center, 1205 Home Drive in Benton City.

The show is rated for all audiences because no one dies on stage and the small amount of violence is presented in a comedic way, said director Robert Hanson.

"This show was the brainchild of my students," Hanson said. "When we read this script in our drama class, the students were falling out of their seats laughing and wanted to put on the production themselves.

"They've even given up some of their holiday time to rehearse the production."

Tickets to the show cost $10 at the door. The play runs for about 35 minutes.

"We acknowledge the ticket price seems a little high," Hanson said. "We've been coming up royally short on our fundraising goals for equipment needs for upcoming productions. We need to purchase a set of wireless microphones for our drama room."

The Ki-Be High drama class plans to present Hello Dolly! for its February showcase, so the microphones are vital to the success of that show.

"In recent years, we have been competing in the 5th Avenue Theatre's High School Musical competition, and one comment that we get back consistently is that our singers cannot be heard," Hanson said. "We haven't been able to afford the fixes we need yet, but this group of drama students is making the push to get us to that point.

"We really need the community to show up and fill our seats."

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