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RED DEATH
by Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Jennifer Decker
Houston Premiere
October 9 - 25, 2014 at 8:00pm (Thursdays - Saturdays, Pay-What-You-Can Monday, October 20)
$20 general admission/$12 students and seniors
Studio 101, 1824 Spring St., Houston, TX, 77007

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.

Synopsis:
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.

REVIEWS & PRESS:

"Mildred's Umbrella Artistic Director Jennifer Decker Talks Red Death" - Katricia Lang, BroadwayWorld, October 10, 2014

"Red Death at Mildred's Umbrella Is Dark Yet Absorbing" - Jenny Taylor Moodie, BroadwayWorld, October 13, 2014

"Red Death Registers as Inscrutable But Fascinating" - D.L. Groover, Houston Press, October 13, 2014

CAST AND CREW
Jane
Christie Guidry-Stryk
Detective
Ronald Reeder
Prospero
Jon Harvey
Connie
Karen Schlag
Mr. Withers
Rod Todd
Lucinda/Hilda
Bree Bridger
Director
Jennifer Decker
Assistant Director
Darnea Olson
Stage Manager
Larin Pascal
Dramaturgy
Bob Morgan
Light Design
Greg Starbird
Sound Design
Andy McWilliams
Costume Design
Lindsay Burns
Set Design
Jodi Bobrovsky
Set Construction
Drew Hoovler, Nick Hoovler
Tech Crew Daniel Burlacu, Elizabeth Bess
Box Office Manager Dennis Draper

 

Click images to enlarge.

Christie Guidry-Stryk and Ronald Reeder
Karen Schlag and Christie Guidry-Stryk
Christie Guidry-Stryk and Rod Todd
Bree Bridger and Christie Guidry-Stryk
Bree Bridger and Christie Guidry-Stryk
Christie Guidry-Stryk

All photos by VJ Arizpe.

 

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