Masque of the Red Coronavirus | Theater & Performance, Streaming | Chicago Reader

Masque of the Red Coronavirus Free 18+

When: Launches Tue 3/31 at 9 AM, then free on the company website anytime.
Price: Free
www.blackbuttoneyes.com/masque-of-the-red-coronavirus

Black Button Eyes Productions presents an interlocking series of videos performed by various artists that mash up Edgar Allan Poe's classic horror tale, "The Masque of the Red Death," in which a prince and his entourage try to cheat a pandemic by taking sanctuary in a pleasure palace, with contemporary articles about how the wealthy and the extremely wealthy are taking refuge in luxury during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a note on the website, company artistic director Ed Rutherford observes "way too many lines of The Prince are quoted verbatim from a public figure."

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