Mother’s Day is about flowery fawning but Father’s Day is looser. In general, most daddies don’t take it as seriously, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something special or different.  Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group (known for its creepy Halloween theater shows) are definitely doing something uh, different: DAD: A Paternal Immersive Experience, is a dramatic, interactive show in which “courageous participants”  see what it’s like to be a papa in all it’s gritty, gory glory. Child rearing from various facets are explored with a wild cast of characters, all coming of age at different stages, providing a funny, freaky holiday happening you probably won’t soon forget. Directed by Brandon Slezak and produced by Zombie Joe, this 18-and-up performance should be a hoot for (most) dads and quite possibly serve as a scared straight-like experience for non-dads.

Opening weekend Sun.-Mon. June 16 & 17, then runs Sun.-Mon., June 23-24 and Mon., July 1.  Five showtimes nightly at 8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00pm, 9:45pm & 10:15pm. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood; $15.

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