Coming back to in-person performance after a nearly two-year hiatus, the artistic team of Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado (BETC) wanted to produce a warm play, something big-hearted.
So they chose a script about death.
Written by Ohio-based playwright Eric Pfeffinger, Fourteen Funerals skips grief and goes straight to absurdity by killing 14 people at once–an entire family: the Fitchwoods.
Save for one Fitchwood—the last Fitchwood standing—Sienna (played by Erika Mori), who grew up in Chicago and never knew her extended family in the sleepy town of Blissfield, Indiana. Still, Sienna drives to Blissfield at the behest of a funeral director named Millie (Anastasia Davidson), not knowing what awaits her when she arrives.