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2014 KANSAS CITY FRINGE FESTIVAL
INFO | BLOG

PROJECTION ART
INFO | BLOG
Chicken Heart
2013 KANSAS CITY FRINGE FESTIVAL
INFO | BLOG
Hargrove Family Exhibition
THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART
INFO | BLOG | BOOK
Hexing Hitler - Sexing Hitler
BEST OF FRINGE 2011 & 2012
HEXING | SEXING | BLOG | SCRIPT
Fringe Follies
SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY TODD NORRIS
WATCH
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Khaaaaan! the Musical
BEST OF FRINGE 2010
INFO | BLOG | MUSIC | SCRIPT
Rhubarb Pie
SHORT FILM CO-WRITTEN WITH LYNDALL BLAKE
WATCH | BLOG | SCRIPT
Lingerie Shop
BEST OF FRINGE 2009
INFO | BLOG | SCRIPT
The Maltese Murder
JOHNSON COUNTY LIBRARY BIG READ
BLOG | SCRIPT
Jesus Christ, King of Comedy
BEST OF FRINGE 2008
INFO | BLOG | SCRIPT
The Feast
GORILLA THEATRE 1999
BLOG | SCRIPT
 

RED DEATH REVIEWS

"Here's one that I'd call a gem, cut and polished, all its facets working together: Red Death is an operatic diamond." - ChaimEliyahu, KC Stage

"Red Death... lived up to some early hype." - Liz Cook, The Pitch

"Red Death is, as operas go, about as accessible as it gets." - kellyluck, KC Stage

"Red Death should be on your 'to see' list for this year’s Fringe." - Lee Hartman, KC Metropolis

"Those who have attended performances at KC Fringe though the years expect to see something unusual, but few of us have seen anything quite like Red Death.” - Robert Trussell, KC Star

"I am not an opera fan, but this presentation could convert me." - Detailer, KC Stage


A NEW OPERA AT THE FRINGE

The Mummer Opera Company will produce a new opera, Red Death, at the 2014 Kansas City Fringe Festival. Written by Bryan Colley with music by Daniel Doss, the opera is adapted from Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque of the Red Death. Tara Varney directs her seventh collaboration with Colley at the Fringe, which includes  Khaaaaan! the Musical, Hexing Hitler/Sexing Hitler, and Chicken Heart.

Poe's famous 1842 short story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a deadly plague known as the Red Death by locking himself and other wealthy nobles in his abbey. There, they indulge in a fantastic masquerade ball to flaunt their defiance of death. The opera uses additional text from Lucretius, Ecclesiastes, and Montaigne to explore classic philosophical issues of the meaning of life and inevitablity of death.

Red Death will star operatic tenor Nathan Granner as Prince Prospero, Devon Barnes as a servant of the castle, and Coleman Crenshaw as an uninvited guest. It will also feature choreography by Amy Hurrelbrink, who will join dancers Chelsea Anglemyer, Josh Atkins, Tyler Parsons, and Tiffany Powell on stage. Hurrelbrink appeared in the previous Colley/Varney Fringe productions Lingerie Shop, Khaaaan! the Musical, Sexing Hitler and Chicken Heart.

The Kansas City Fringe Festival runs July 17-27, 2014. Tickets are $10 with a $5 Fringe button. Performance dates, times, and location are at kcfringe.org and jupiterkansas.com/red.

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Bryan Colley
Hi, I'm Bryan Colley and this is my website! For more information and to sign up for updates visit my blog or contact me at
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I'm in the first class of the Midwest Dramatists Center

KC Fringe Festival

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