The Zombies don’t truck with quietness and nothingness. Their focus is an energetic maximizing of eternal “somethingness.” The language compliments the dynamic sensuousness of the stage design and makes moving through it seem like a vital ritual. The words spoken at the end by players and audience members alike put a crown on a beautiful, well-crafted ceremony that closes the performance.
An immersive performance of chance and choice, kaRaoKe MoTeL is both a predestined narrative and a karma-driven game of luck. Written by Thomas Riccio, Dallas’ very own (and very well-regarded) experimental playwright, his dream world explores the deep questions surrounding this world and the next. What happens and does it matter? Do we have any control? It's an exciting and thought-provoking event experienced in real time throughout the sprawling West Dallas Icehouse.
kaRaoKe MoTeL was the best time I've had...I came out with a wobbly grin and an odd sense of well-being--and who can argue with that?
Theatre Jones, Dallas
Dead White Zombies is one of the most interesting theater companies in North Texas, offering immersive experiences and so-out-there-it’s-cool scripts by Thomas Riccio. In this one, reality and dreams collide as you walk through the motel. Might you have to sing? Maybe. Will you be talking about it for days afterwards? Definitely.