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Mad Munchkin Productions

Eat My Zombie Shorts!

Location + schedule

Gremlin Theatre
2400 University Av W

DateTimeMy FringeAccess
Thursday 8/58:30 p.m.  
Saturday 8/77:00 p.m.  
Monday 8/98:30 p.m.  
Friday 8/134:00 p.m.  
Saturday 8/147:00 p.m.  
About the show

For ages 16+
Puppetry, Comedy,

Created by The Mad Munchkin Company

Overall rating

Brain food for zombie lovers. Sink your teeth into five bite-sized plays, sure to tickle your frontal lobe. BRAAAINS! More than just mindless zombie humor! Come with an open mind-we might just blow your BRAAAINS!

Eat My Zombie Shorts! is a series of short plays for the zombie-lover. Fueled by the success of their zombie play “Love Bites” presented at the Bryant Lake Bowl in November of ’09, the Mad Munchkin collaborative writing team has expanded their Zombie play into an entire event about the undead. Ranging from the comedic 1950’s stylized “Meat the Cleavers,” about the All American boy bringing his girlfriend home to meet his undead family, to an abstract clown piece about technology slowly turning the modern man into an army of Zombies, this show provides something for everyone with the twist of the undead. “Love Bites” is a comedy-drama about a couple during the last ten minutes before one of them changes in to a Zombie. What would you do? Other zombies inhabiting the series include a puppet Zombie who keeps losing body parts, and a pair of undead old codgers in a barber shop.

Collaboratively written by

Alan Pagel, Laura Wilhelm, Ted Hansen, Cameron Hager and Anton Jones


Ted Hansen, Cameron Hager, Aaron Koningsmark, Andrea Gullixson, Angela Skinner, Laura Wilhelm, Alan Pagel, and Anton Jones

About Mad Munchkin Productions:

Founded by Laura Wilhelm and Alan Pagel in 2005, Mad Munchkin Productions produces originally written works fueled with visual imagery, action, and idea, as well as designs and builds puppets, masks, sets, costumes and props. Other works include The Crooked Man, and FREAKSOUT! , Stimulate THIS! and designs for The Flower Shop Project, Normandale Community College, and American Stage in FL. They are fiscally sponsored by Springboard for the Arts, a non-profit group providing support for local artists, and are working on a collaborative production with Eclectic Edge Ensemble called 'Snow Bound! A journey from Winter to Spring' which will run at the Ritz Theater in February 2011.

Ted Hansen
Role: Ritchie Cleaver, Wingman, Ryan, Ensemble

Andrea Gullixson
Role: Beth, Mandy Lane, Ensemble

Cameron Hager
Role: Fred, Grandpa Cleaver, Puppeteer, Zombie, Ensemble

Anton Jones
Role: Fleetwood Moon, Ensemble

Aaron Konigsmark
Role: Dad Cleaver, Merv, Puppeteer, Ensemble

Alan Pagel
Role: Bouncer, Puppeteer, ensemble

Angela Skinner
Role: Mom Cleaver, Zombie girl, Ensemble

Laura Wilhelm
Role: Alicia, Frankie Diamond, Ensemble

User reviews

two words..........zombie puppetry.
by Alfonso maston Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
a helluva good time!!!

by Kristi Lawless Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I went to this show on a whim and I'm so glad I did. This was really funny!

Satisfies the Zombie fix
by Kelly Fallows Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
If you are a zombie fan, this is a must see. Even if you are not a die-hard undead aficianado, you will find something to enjoy and make you laugh. It has a funny and smart script with Zombie jokes dropping a mile a minute--and this is all complimented with good acting. Plus, the puppet zombie is one of the most adorable monsters I've ever seen on stage.

Zombies for everyone!
by maren rosas Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I thought this show was a great hour spent on zany zombiness. If George Romero only new the extent of what he started!I think the acting was great, and all the zombie humor was so dead on funny. A must see.

If You Like Zombies
by Bill McTeer Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
This show is a little brainless (he he) but amiable and the cast is clearly having a great time. The puppet is nicely done.

by Publius McGee Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
This was a fun, mindless comedy. At times, the pace dragged a little, but it wasn't too bad. Their musical selections were really stellar, also.

Poor traveling puppet zombie...

Puppet Zombie!!!
by Kurt Hunter Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
The wordless trials of the zombie puppet were especially effective. Not everything else worked as well, but there were plenty of laugh out loud moments.

by John Prince Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I thought I was going to see some really bad theatre and they hit me with work that was both poignant and brilliant and terrifying. This is a must see!!!

Super cute
by emily robin-abbott Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Who knew - but, yea, this was a super cute, funny, well orchestrated series of zombie-centric vignettes. They did a really good job coming up with original, well written scripting using a currently overexposed pop culture phenomena. And I have to give them props - I generally hate puppetry (no offense, heart of the beast)and I loved the little zombie puppet man. Totally worth your time and money. Go see it.

Zombies are Funny
by Jamie Lee Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Very fun, clever show full of zombie humor, zombie puns, a few deliciously bad jokes from the barber's chair and more. The zombie dating experiences and the great, down-on-his-luck zombie puppet alone make the show worth seeing. I have never before heard an audience say "awww...." to a zombie story. You don't have to love zombies to enjoy this show. Go see it!

Needs More Brains
by Nonsensical Norton Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
A few of the scenes were fun, and zombies are always a topic people will get behind. That being said, it did get a little on the smash vase.