The Theater: Masque of Death

A GRAVE UNDERTAKING by LLOYD GOLD

The time is Mardi Gras. The place is an undertaker's parlor that looks rather like a medieval cloister. The hero is an undertaker named Herman Starr (Pat Hingle) who jests at death as if he never felt the wound. Actually, he feels it very deeply since his 15-year-old daughter Monica (Deborah Offner) may die at any moment. She was born a blue baby with "a hole in her heart."

A Grave Undertaking, which is having its premiere at Princeton's McCarter Theater, has a few holes too, for it is...

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