Things I want to see: La Zombiata Keeping a bleary eye on the conductor. Photo via AMC.

Things I want to see: La Zombiata

Jenna Simeonov

If you’re in the Boston area this month, count yourself lucky. WholeTone Opera, a new company devoted to working with women composers, is presenting La Zombiata: A Zombie Opera, February 12-14 at Davis Square Theater in Somerville, MA. The opera is by Jillian Flexner, and it’s a comedy loosely based on Verdi’s infamous La traviata.

“Our story begins in a Parisian penthouse infested by an undead hoard lead by Xenobia, huntress of humans. As the minions mingle at a bloody soiree, romantically inclined Christolpho meets the ravenous-yet-rapturous Philonia. Suddenly, all-too-human emotions come into play, leading to chaos, comedy, and a splash-zone worthy chainsaw massacre.”

I mean, come on.

Plus, the 10:30pm show on February 13th has a splash zone, and everyone is encouraged to come dressed like a zombie.

So, if you’re up for a “uniquely morbid Valentine‚Äôs Day experience,” or if you’re like us and your curiosity is killing you (undead joke in there somewhere), please go see this show and tell us all about it.

And if you think a zombie opera is a cool idea, you can help them out by contributing to their IndieGogo fund.

To get details and ticket info for La Zombiata, follow the box office links below. WholeTone Opera, we’re sorry to miss this one.

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