The Masque of the Red Death

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Edgar Allan Poe’s tale of inescapable mortality. (2M, 1F, 2E)

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This short play is intended to be performed alone or as part of a larger revue.  There are other short Edgar Allen Poe adaptations available on as well as the complete collection called ‘Raven about Poe‘.

Prince Prospero attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his Palace. He, along with many other wealthy nobles, hosts a masquerade ball within seven rooms of the Palace, each decorated with a different color. In the midst of their revelry, a mysterious figure disguised as a Red Death victim enters and makes his way through each of the rooms. What will be the fate of Prince Prospero?

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