Red Death

Red Death
by Lisa D'Amour

Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-7 actors possible: 3-4 f, exactly 3 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal, with shifting sets of chairs/stools

Red Death
by Lisa D'Amour

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Productions (5)
  • Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-7 actors possible: 3-4 f, exactly 3 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal, with shifting sets of chairs/stools

Meet Jane Whithers, a trained kindergarten teacher and certified lifeguard who has become sidetracked from her professional pursuits by a self-imposed existential quest: She is searching for the origin of hate, the root of denial, and the basic human weakness that causes us to fear death. She suspects the source might lie in one Mr. Prospero Albright, a childhood acquaintance from Grass Lake, Michigan. Follow Jane around the world in seven scenes filled with life rafts, spiked cocktails, underground dance clubs, and childhood secrets as she searches for the one man who understands why her life has gone down such a perilous path. One part Raymond Chandler, one part Kafka, and one part Kurt Vonnegut, Red Death is a 21st-century riff on Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death -- a dark, often hilarious roller-coaster ride through the fears and anxieties that simmer beneath the surface of everyday lives.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

Meet Jane Whithers, a trained kindergarten teacher and certified lifeguard who has become sidetracked from her professional pursuits by a self-imposed existential quest: She is searching for the origin of hate, the root of denial, and the basic human weakness that causes us to fear death. She suspects the source might lie in one Mr. Prospero Albright, a childhood acquaintance from Grass Lake, Michigan. Follow Jane around the world in seven scenes filled with life rafts, spiked cocktails, underground dance clubs, and childhood secrets as she searches for the one man who understands why her life has gone down such a perilous path. One part Raymond Chandler, one part Kafka, and one part Kurt Vonnegut, Red Death is a 21st-century riff on Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death -- a dark, often hilarious roller-coaster ride through the fears and anxieties that simmer beneath the surface of everyday lives.

  • Drama
  • 85 - 95 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m (6-7 actors possible: 3-4 f, exactly 3 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Minimal, with shifting sets of chairs/stools

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OCT 09, 2014 - OCT 25, 2014
Mildred's Umbrella THeater
Houston, TX United States
Mildred's Umbrella THeater Houston, TX United States
MAR 07, 2013 - MAR 10, 2013
Hartman Theatre
Plattsburgh, NY United States
Hartman Theatre Plattsburgh, NY United States
OCT 22, 2008 - NOV 02, 2008
University Of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD United States
University Of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, MD United States
JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Clubbed Thumb Theater
New York, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb Theater New York, NY United States
SEP 01, 2001 - SEP 30, 2001
The Red Eye Collaboration
Minneapolis, MN United States
The Red Eye Collaboration Minneapolis, MN United States
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JAN 01, 2002 - DEC 31, 2002
Clubbed Thumb Theater
New York, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb Theater New York, NY United States
SEP 01, 2001 - SEP 30, 2001
The Red Eye Collaboration
Minneapolis, MN United States
The Red Eye Collaboration Minneapolis, MN United States