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Hipp Unplugged: Staged Reading Series
December 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on December 10, 2019 at 7:30pm
The Hippodrome is excited to announce the fourth piece in The Hipp Unplugged staged reading series: The Walmart Book of the Dead, a hilarious piece of satirical fiction by Lucy Biederman, adapted and directed for the Hipp stage by Laura Shatkus
Set in a Walmart store in the afterlife, The Walmart Book of the Dead channels the Papyrus of Ani (ca. 1250 B.C.E.) and guides the audience through the underworld using “spells” and illustrations, short vignettes and monologues, guaranteed to provide a fruitful death. Just in time for the frenzied consumerism of the holiday season, come to Walmart where the lawyers and junkies, college drop-outs and raccoons, hustlers and greeters all come together, clawing their way through the aisles, in search of a peaceful transition into the vast beyond.