Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613)
Cost: $20 September early-bird special; $25 October early-bird special; $30 at the door
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains."
-Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
Discerning geeks, nerds and lovers of brains, join us as we dance the night away at our 5th annual holiday fundraiser! As always, proceeds will go towards the purchase of games, toys and books for the children of Comer Children's Hospital, part of the Child's Play network. For this exclusive event, we have enlisted skilled dance instructors from The Nineteenth Century Charitable Association, as well as a live ballroom band, to lead a proper English Country Dance. However, this is the Shamblers' Ball. So of course, we have a twist.
At some point during our reserved reverie, we will be visited by a wandering horde of ravenous undead, intent on supping upon our brains! At this point, the dancers must fight for their lives, ala the Netherfield Ball from Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, in a quick, fun zombie attack game inspired by Humans vs. Zombies. Truly, it will be a superior experience to the Netherfield Ball, and is sure to blow Ms. Austen's face (or at least her left arm), clean off.
Food: A buffet style dinner is included with your ticket so no need to delay getting to the ball by stopping for something to eat. We've got you covered. Only the undead will be ravenous.
Dress: There is a dress code of Cocktail Attire or Dressy Casual. Assuming you're coming from an office job, you should be fine as long you're not wearing jeans or a t-shirt. If you feel like dressing up in a Regency period costume, you're welcome to do that as well.
Photos: With everyone looking so fancy, we'll have a photo booth by Katie Hall Photography with weapons to defend yourself against the zombie horde. In addition to that, it's going to be a very unique photo booth experience that you won't want to miss.
Braaaaaains: Online radio drama, Our Fair City, will be creating an immersive evening by providing the soundscape for the zombie apocalypse throughout the dance.
Tickets are $25 in advance and finally $30 at the door!
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