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Red Death By Mireille Ribière & Olivia Lilley; Based on the novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

Credit: Kevin Risinger

Oct. 9th – Nov. 1st, 2014
@ The Chopin Theatre,
1543 West Division
Chicago, IL 60642
Presenting a classic tale with a dark twist. In a smoky inspector’s office, a man desperate for answers reopens the case of the ‘opera ghost’. He drives deep into a world of divas and deviants, grasping for any clue to unravel the mystery- and stop the murderous phantom. But is all what it seems? Whose story is the truth? His quest brings him face to face with the wonders and horrors lurking behind the curtain, but will he ever get out of the labyrinth?

By presenting the police enquiry centre stage, and developing some of the secondary characters along unexpected lines, Red Death breathes new life into the narrative while remaining faithful to the spirit of the original. While much of the text is taken from Leroux, Red Death convincingly offers an ingenious and innovative take on this haunting story.”

– Mireille Ribière, translator of The Phantom of the Opera (Penguin, 2009) & co-writer of Red Death.


” A Personal Horror ” – B. David Zarley

” Red Death… ” – Beach Sloth

Nathaniel Shaine, Hope Barnes, Gary Henderson, Roy Rainey, Erin Morrill, Kelly Jean, Leah Generous,
Gannon Reedy, Nyle Kenning, Shaina Schrooten, & Maggie Vaughn

Written by Olivia Lilley & Mireille Ribière
Based on The Phantom of the Opera as translated by Mireille Ribière (Penguin, 2009)

Directed by Olivia Lilley

Stage Managed/Props Design by Ann Kreitman

Lighting by Claire Sangster

Costumes/Hair/Makeup by Mikaila Von Merr

Special thanks to our Guest Collaborator:
Mireille Ribière – Writer & Translator
Mireille Ribière is the author of numerous publications in the fields of literature and the visual arts, including photobooks.

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