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Boobs of the Dead, The Wettest County in the World, and "Chicago Blues: An Urban Experience"

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Scott Kenemore, author of the novel Zombie, Illinois, feels a kinship with:

Boobs of the Dead I was really impressed with Boobs of the Dead, a Walking Dead-themed burlesque show running now at the Gorilla Tango Theatre in my neighborhood. It kind of reimagines the zombie virus as a plague that turns unsuspecting Americans into burlesque dancers. (I like the idea of burlesque as something you can "catch" that replaces your regular clothing with feather boas and garter belts, and your regular activities with sexy zombie dance moves.) It is a well-plotted show. As a zombie writer, I find myself subjected to a lot of zombie adaptations that are schlocky and/or haven't been thought through all the way. In stark contrast, this show—in addition to being comprehensible—is consistently funny, scary, and sexy, and also has a lot of clever turns on the original Kirkman comic and AMC show. I totally enjoyed it.

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