2hr. 25min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Faced with the hopeless devastation of the black plague in 1300s France, a desperate monk hits upon his sacred crusade: Let them die laughing! That is, in a nutshell, the plot of Peter Barnes' utterly brilliant 1978 play, Red Noses, first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1985. This Olivier winner is now set in modern day NYC with contemporary music.