RealSpace Theatre’s hilarious hit zombie comedy Dine Her set to invade Niagara Falls
Opening May 27th at Dad’s Diner for a four week run
Acclaimed by audience and media alike, RealSpace Theatre’s hugely successful zombie comedy Dine Her brings its ghoulish charm to Dad’s Diner in Niagara Falls, starting May 27th and running Wednesday through Saturday until June 27th.
After playing to sold out houses at the George Street Diner in Toronto (2013) and Harmony Lunch in Kitchener/Waterloo (2014), the producers of Dine Her found another distinctive space, with a character all its own, for their show in Niagara Falls.
“April, the owner of Dad’s Diner, invited us to spend a few apocalyptic nights at their cozy space – and we decided to stay for an entire month,” says Gemini award-winner Bruce Hunter, founder of RealSpace Theatre and author of Dine Her. “Businesses look at having a show in their spaces as an alternate source of income, and we’re more than happy to oblige.”
At its heart, Dine Her is a love story, albeit one with a frighteningly funny twist. What’s more, by capitalizing on our fascination with both romance and zombies, Dine Her has proven to be a win-win situation for everyone involved. By hosting the latest RealSpace production of Dine Her, Dad’s Diner is positioned to enhance its customer base from both sides of the border, while its Niagara Falls location provides RealSpace with an opportunity to break new ground.
“Our mandate is to bring local environments and talents together to create funny, smart – and enjoyable – plays based on real spaces,” echoes RealSpace artistic associate and co-producer, Erica Wood. “Real spaces make our shows come alive like nowhere else; the audience is in the middle of the action as the story unfolds all around them.”
In addition to integrating the venue with the storyline and the show itself with the host community, RealSpace Theatre is renowned for its commitment to mentoring. Dine Her has provided actors as young as eight years old with an opportunity to be directed, choreographed and perform. In its last production, their 16 year old assistant stage manager learned the ropes by working alongside a veteran stage manager.
RealSpace Theatre wants to bring these same opportunities to the Niagara Falls community and is reaching out to potential supporters on both sides of the border – businesses, associations, theatre fans, zombie enthusiasts and whomever – with an opportunity to partner in the latest run of Dine Her through a donation to their first crowd funding campaign. For as little as five dollars, partners can choose from an assortment of zombie-themed perks as their reward for supporting cutting edge theatre.
Tickets for Dine Her are $60 for dinner and show, and are available online @ www.niagarafallszombie.eventbrite.com or in-person (save the processing fees) at Dad’s Diner, 4138 Bridge Street in Niagara Falls. Ph: 905-354-1888. For further information, check out the newly launched RealSpace website @ www.realspacetheatre.com and follow Dine Her on Facebook at www.facebook.dineher and Twitter @zombiedineher.
Discounts available for large groups and Niagara residents. Email: [email protected].
Media contact: Sandy Zwyer – [email protected]