Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
You're just my type - Type 'O'
Welcome to 1987 and Rush Week at Hamilton College. The Sorority of Delta Pi Sigma are holding their rushee function and young ladies wanting to become a part of the campus elite have all applied to join.
Alesha Kays, Macauley Bremner and Leah FitzGerald in "Sorority House of the Dead"
And that means fresh, new blood - new pledges that is. Who will survive the terrifying all-night lock down in the decaying mansion on Sorority Hill? What horrors await young girls who just want to have fun? Our lips are sealed! Revive the 80s and a new wave of terror!
Fresh from the sell-out success of Maul of the Dead featuring zombies in May, director Ryan S McNally couldn't wait to get his teeth into vampires and get the fake blood out of the props cupboard again. "Vampires seem to be the in thing at the moment, yet ours don't sparkle", he said.
Times have changed and we are trying to reach for that new audience, because the younger generation is the future of the theatre world. The cast get to have a lot of fun with the script and delve into their characters enthusiastically.
Involved in theatre since high school, McNally has performed with Phoenix Theatre, Shine Studios and Herding Cats Productions in a variety of shows and started Dark Psychic Productions last year to deliver interactive live theatre including The Mocky Horror Monsters' Ball
Sorority House of the Dead
Suitable for all ages 13 years and over, the seven show season commences at the Memorial Hall, corner Rockingham Road and Carrington Street in Hamilton Hill on Friday August 30. Tickets can be purchased through TAZ Tix by ringing 9255 3336 on online.
Sorority House of the Dead shows at August 29, 30, 31, September 5, 6 and 7th plus Saturday 7th matinee at 2pm. All shows commence at 8pm, at Phoenix Theatre, Memorial Hall, cnr Rockingham Rd and Carrington St, Hamilton Hill. Tickets: Full $20, Concession $18.