What do an Irish immigrant cook in the 1900s, a French-Canadian flight attendant in the 1980s, and a mysterious 21st century outbreak striking foreign students and mosque attendees have in common?
Find out in TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theaters latest production, "Typhoid Mary, Patient Zero and the M Factor", a medical thriller set at the intersection of public health and personal freedom.
The play juxtaposes the true stories of Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary, and Gaétan Dugas, the so-called Patient Zero of the AIDS epidemic, with a fictional outbreak in the present day. As contemporary characters fight a dangerous new disease, they face personal and political issues echoing those of the past.
Written by Danielle Dresden, the play is directed by Coleman and performed by Donavon Armbruster, Robert Helfinstine, Liz Light, Joshua Paffel, Donna Peckett, and Dresden. TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater is a professional multi-disciplinary performing arts organization founded in 1985 and performing throughout the U.S. and abroad.