The Tragedy of Maria Macabre (2010)

| Short, Fantasy, Horror
Upon dying, Maria Macabre is not granted eternal slumber, but instead a whirling, kaleidoscopic carnival of horrors: a morbid funhouse where humanity is stripped away and a permanent place in the gruesome chorus line is all but assured.


Sean Gill, Rachel Klein


Rachel Klein (creator)


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Cast overview:
Abigail Hawk ... Maria Macabre
Michael Porsche Michael Porsche ... King of the Dead
Elizabeth Stewart ... Queen of the Dead
Preston Burger Preston Burger ... Concertina Mariachi
Danielle Marie Fusco Danielle Marie Fusco ... The Ringmistress
Freddy Mancilla ... Guitarra Mariachi
Megan O'Connor Megan O'Connor ... The Beauty Queen
Brian Rubiano ... Batería Mariachi
Eric Schmalenberger Eric Schmalenberger ... The Clown


"The Tragedy of Maria Macabre" is a carnival of horrors that begins at the end of the life of our twisted heroine, Miss Macabre. Arriving in the land of the dead, Maria Macabre is greeted by their King, Queen, and a Court of various, ghoulish Hades-Dwellers including a maniacal Ringmistress, an immolated Beauty Queen, a menacing French Clown, and three skeletal Mariachis. In the spirit of Powell & Pressburger, the early 19th century European Circus, and El Dia de los Muertos, "The Tragedy of Maria Macabre" follows rich traditions of visual storytelling including dance, circus, clown, mime, physical theater, stylized lighting, and human-marionettes. As Maria's transition progresses, each resident of the Land of the Dead is reminded of a moment from their once-lives- or of the very moment of their own death. The Beauty Queen's tragic tale of death by fire, and the Clown's electro-shock treatment gone wrong are two of the stories that unfold within Maria Macabre's saga. The stage ... Written by Anonymous

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