They’re back, and live from Wilkes-Barre.
Fifty years after the original release of George A. Romero’s cult-classic “Night of the Living Dead,” some of the film’s stars will appear at F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, for a talk-back on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.
Judith O’Dea (who played Barbara), Russ Streiner (aka Johnny) and Kyra Schon (Karen) will engage with the audience to share behind-the-scenes stories about the 1968 zombie movie, which was set in rural Pennsylvania. Twenty years ago, the Library of Congress joined “Night of the Living Dead” to its National Film Registry, deeming it “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
Tickets to the Wilkes-Barre event are $25, $35 and $75, plus fees, and available through the box office, kirbycenter.org and 570-826-1100.
Patrice Wilding is a 13-year employee of the Lifestyles Dept. at The Times-Tribune, where she worked her way up from a clerk to a web video producer to a full-time reporter, writer and copy editor. An Olyphant native, she graduated from Mid Valley Secondary Center and earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with concentration in media arts, political science and communications from Wesley College, Dover, Delaware. She lives in Clarks Summit with her husband, Justin, and their son, Johnny. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5369; @pwildingTT