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6:06 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Zombie Series Continues

Courtesy Steven Bross

The Sunday Bloody Sunday series at the Omaha Community Playhouse explores the possibilities of real-life zombies.

The three-part series began last week. It continues March 3rd and March 10th. 

The series is being offered in conjunction with the playhouse’s current production, “Evil Dead: The Musical.”  

Dr. Michael McCaskill, Assistant Professor in UNMC’s College of Public Health, says his presentation focuses on the possibility of real-life zombies. 

McCaskill will talk about bath salts, another name for synthetic drugs that cause some people to exhibit zombie-like behaviors. 

He says his presentation should be enjoyed with a little humor.

"But also keep in mind that these behaviors could occur in the human population.  And we should guard ourselves against using certain chemicals that could cause them.”

During the March 3rd session, Dr. Shawn Gibbs, Associate Professor in UNMC’s College of Public Health, will discuss the different types of infections and how they spread. 

Dr. McCaskill’s presentation takes place on March 10th.  Both sessions take place right after the 2:00 p.m. matinee performances.  

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