Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us was easily the most-praised title of 2013 with over 200 Game of the Year awards to its name, with much of that resting on its vivid story and strong performances from its voice cast. Luckily, fans that would like to see the story performed live now will have that chance.
Sony announced through the PlayStation Blog that a new live event it will be holding next week, titled “The Last of Us: One Night Live,” that will bring together many of the voice actors from the game for a special one-night-only stage adaptation of the PS3 game. In lieu of a traditional “play” or stage version, the evening will consist of The Last of Us voice actors Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, and others under the direction of creative director, Neil Druckmann, with staged readings of select scenes from the game performed live.
The PlayStation Blog post also mentions that composer Gustavo Santaolalla will be present providing the game’s score during the select scenes. Producer Geoff Keighley wrote of the event that “How this all fits together will remain a bit of a mystery until it happens, but trust me when I saw it will be a very special evening.”
The Last of Us: One Night Live will take place on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 7pm PST/10pm EST at Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California: tickets for the event are available here, and if you can’t make the one-night-only event, the performance will also be streamed via Twitch, YouTube, and PlayStation Network for viewing.