Nightmares on Lincoln Ave IV: Welcome to the Undead City | Cornservatory | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

Nightmares on Lincoln Ave IV: Welcome to the Undead City

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 31 2012

It's a shame no deranged, mask-wearing sadist was in on the writing of this long Corn Productions sketch show. A decent psychopath might've found imaginative ways to tell writers-directors Christian Vernon and Kallie Rolison that their show, which follows a wholesome family from Peoria on a visit to zombie-ridden Chicago, is bloated with exasperating, unfunny bits and hollow references to local color (look, bucket drummers!). But that clearly didn't happen. And so, rather than showcase the funnier bits—like the radio ad for a pooper-scooper that ends with the voice talent ad-libbing a gruesome murder on-air—Nightmares buries them under tired parodies of scary-movie tropes and a listless, limb-dragging zombie plot. —Keith Griffith

Price: $7-$15

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