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Vagabond and Pocket team up for 'Love in the Time of Zombies'

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Local fringe theatre group Vagabond Alley Productions is thrilled to announce the complete cast for their newest upcoming production, "Love in the Time of Zombies," written by Damian Trasler and directed by Amelia Meckler. Local Seattle talents Jason Sharp (Brian), Vagabond Alley Artistic Director D’Arcy Harrison (Susan) and Robert Hankins (Harry) will star in this Seattle premiere production.

"Love in the Time of Zombies," in partnership with Pocket Theater, will play four nights only at Ghost Light Theatrical’s Ballard Underground on June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th at 10 PM.

Leading the cast is Jason Sharp, who will portray Brian. Sharp has been terrorizing Seattle theater audiences for well over a decade. Recent Seattle stage credits include The Cap'n in Annex Theatre's "Team of Heroes" trilogy, The Wolf in Macha Monkey's "Sweet Nothing, "Danny Zuko in "Live! From the Last Night of My Life" at Theater Schmeater, and Red in the late night comedy series Capitol Hill High at CHAC. Sharp has also previously worked with local favorite theatre companies including Live Girls Theater!, Bad Actor Productions, EXITheatre, Open Circle Theater and Our American Theater Co. Sharp is also a veteran actor of 14/48: The World's Quickest Theater Festival and Ian Bell's Brown Derby Series at Re-Bar.

Vagabond Alley’s Artistic Director and Executive Producer D’Arcy Harrison will be making her return to the stage as Susan. Harrison has worked as an actor with local Seattle companies such as Greenstage, To Be Continued Productions, Bad Actor Productions, Copious Love, Annex Theatre as well as Seattle Actor’s Collective in addition to performing, directing, and producing for Vagabond Alley Productions. In 2002, Harrison received a Seattle Times Footlight Award for her performance and production of "Oleanna" by David Mamet with Vagabond Alley Productions.

Making his debut with Vagabond Alley as Harry is Robert Hankins. Hankins studied theatre at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts. While living in Chicago, Hankins co-founded Red Tape Theatre where he served as Artistic Director for 3 years. Hankins was last seen as Xanthias in Greenstage's Bacchae and Tim in Driftwood’s production of Noises Off. Other Seattle area credits also include Guildenstern in "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," Carl in "Lonely Planet," Mitch in Macha Monkey’s "Thebes," Mortimer in "Arsenic and Old Lace." Most recently Harrison was seen in Renton Civic’s "The Foreigner" as David.

"Love in the Time of Zombies" will be directed by Amelia Meckler, a familiar face in the Seattle theatre community. Meckler currently serves as the Casting Director for Greenstage.

Meckler’s previous directing credits include "Squish!," "Merchant of Venice" and "Twelfth Night" for GreenStage. Other directing credits include "An Inconvenient Squirrel" for Theater Schmeater, as well as having served on the directing panel of "Oleanna" for Vagabond Alley. Meckler has also worked with several other Seattle theaters including Stage RIGHT, Balagan Theatre, Macha Monkey, and Taproot.

The production team for "Love in the Time of Zombies" includes Casey Brown (Fight Choreographer) and Brian Michael Peterson (Stage Manager/Board Op).

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