Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company proudly presents the Houston premiere of RED DEATH by Lisa D'Amour, October 9 - 25, 2014 at Studio 101, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. Directed by Mildred's Artistic Director Jennifer Decker, the play will be MU's 45th production.
The Houston premiere of Red Death is made possible by grants from the Houston Arts Alliance.
Jane Whithers, an erstwhile kindergarten teacher/lifeguard has been sent to find the "origin of evil, the root of denial and the basic human weakness that causes us to fear death" by a mysterious extra-legal organization called The Panel. Her search takes her from Florida beaches to Texas sewers, from the Adriatic Sea to little Grass Lake, Michigan all on the heels of Propsero Albright, a childhood friend who she thinks hold the answer. Inspired by Poe’s gothic fantasy The Masque of the Red Death, D’Amour crafts a dark and comic rollercoaster ride through our existential dilemmas, everyday fears and ever-present anxieties.