Death In New Orleans

John Murrell's constantly surprising comedy about the impossibility of escaping one's roots.

Brenda is a U of C anthropology professor who inherits from her mentor an old house near the French Quarter in New Orleans. There's just one catch: she must continue his long-abandoned dig of a prehistoric city beside the muddy banks of the Mississippi. Along with her Canadian friends-one a self-styled expert in "found music" and the other a gay man keen on plunging into the "voodoo scene" - plus a wild assortment of locals, Brenda ends up digging into what exactly distinguishes an American from a Canadian, a black from a white, and the living from the dead.

1998 Edinburgh Festival, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland
1998 Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, Canada
Written by John Murrell  •  Directed by Blake Brooker  •  Choreography/Staging by Denise Clarke  •  Lighting Design by Blake Brooker  •  Assistant to the Director Ken Cameron  •  Sound Design and Composition by Richard McDowell  •  Visual Design and Images Brendan French  •  Technical Director Terry Middleton
Featuring Denise Clarke, Andy Curtis, Doug Curtis, Michael Green, Elizabeth Stepkowski, Barbara Barnes-Hopkins and Andrew Moodie