7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death
July 28th - August 15th, 2021
Zoom
Pay-What-You-Can

Tickets

Pay-What-You-Can

Flat Earth Theatre presents a radically collaborative virtual theatre experience in 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death. We've united seven local playwrights and seven local directors to construct seven new short plays to fill the unique rooms of the famous manor from Edgar Allan Poe's deliciously macabre short story. Within Prospero's manor where masked revellers escape the plague that devastates the world outside, these assembled works create an evening of theatre that explores isolation, connection, moral dilemmas, humor, and humanity during the time of plague.

Visit the Official Microsite for More!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


Suprise Reprise

In celebration of the Halloween season, Flat Earth invites you to return to Prospero’s manor for a limited-time Surprise Reprise! From October 24th through the 31st, you will have the opportunity to watch a pre-recorded performance of 7 Rooms any time you want. Tickets are still pay-what-you-can, and may be purchased online. If you missed the live presentation this Summer, or simply want to revisit the halls of the manor, don’t miss this final opportunity to Join the Masquerade!

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Support the Masquerade

You are cordially invited to Prospero’s masquerade

Enter one of our seven decadent rooms, filled with everything for our masked revellers to weather out the end of the world in style. A lavish party needs supplies, entertainers, food, drink, and other merriment to delight our many guests and distract them from the horrors outside the gates...

And that’s where you come in!

Check out our new campaign to fund all seven rooms of 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death.

Support Prospero's Plague Palace

When & Where

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Zoom

Know Before You Go

Accessibility Notes
This online event offers captioning. To see the performance with captions, turn the “live transcript” option ON in your zoom settings, and choose the Purple and Violet rooms first when charting your path through the house.
Content Advisory
Blood, strong language

Staff

Media & Links

  • 7 Rooms Microsite Visit the official microsite for 7 Rooms: the Masque of the Red Death for information about the project!
  • Announcing the Masqueraders of 7 Rooms We've united seven local playwrights and seven local directors to construct seven new short plays to fill the unique rooms of the famous manor from Edgar Allan Poe's deliciously macabre short story.
  • Interview: Kelly Smith "One of the best parts of this process has been coming together with our individual stories and then figuring out how to link all of our rooms together in this one house!"
  • Video: 7 Things You Need to Know about 7 Rooms Director Lindsay Eagle is here to tell you 7 things you need to know about 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death
  • Video: Look Inside the Prospero Command Center Showrunner Amy Lehrmitt takes you behind the scenes into the virtual world that makes up Prospero’s Manor and the 7 Rooms.
  • Review: New England Theatre Geek "Flat Earth Theatre’s 7 Rooms: The Masque of the Red Death is a massive undertaking of considerably wide and deep proportions that will impress even the most nihilistic of digital theatre naysayers. 7 Rooms will tantalize; it’ll tease; it’ll entreat you to shake your booty. " -Kitty Drexel
  • Review: South End News "The result does full justice to Poe's vivid gem as well as the scope of online fare." -Jules Becker