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Whistler in the Dark presents Naomi Wallace’s ‘One Flea Spare’


Whistler in the Dark is proud to present One Flea Spare, Naomi Wallace’s searing and lyrical exploration of the politics of compassion in the year of the plague. On the last day of their quarantine, a wealthy couple’s house is invaded by two strangers – a sailor and a girl who might not be what she seems – and so they must begin another month of quarantine…together. Watched over by their jailor, these four with nothing in common must find a way to survive both the plague and each other. Alliances and betrayals, bargains and games.

Presented in the intimacy of the Factory Theatre, One Flea Spare provides a darkly poetic look at a world where the Plague has leveled class distinctions and left the survivors free to invent their own rules and codes.

One Flea Spare features Ben Chase, Jeff Gill, Curt Klump, Lorna Nogueira and Jennifer O’Connor and is directed by Artistic Director, Meg Taintor. The production runs from February 5 through 21 at the Factory Theatre. 791 Tremont Street in Boston.

Compiled from the press release courtesy of the Whistler in the Dark (website | profile | tag archive).

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