Eclectic Theater Company presents the West Coast premiere of The Little Death, by Rosemary Poole-Carter. L. Nicol Cabe directs.
In 1880's New Orleans, beautiful Hesper Darnelle enters a dangerous liaison with her guardian, Professor Meredith, then a flirtation with a young man, Alan Corbay. To protect his interest in Hesper, Meredith invites her worldly cousin Vara to join the household as his ward's companion. Vara glides among the other characters like Iago in a bustle, leaving disaster in her wake. And Hesper must find a way to break with Meredith, Alan, and Vara to save herself.