The Blue Death

In this new play, voices from the past step forward to recount a vicious influenza that swept across the world in 1918-19. In less than two years, an estimated 500 million people had been infected and 50 million had perished. This is the story of a small region in America – North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad – and how it faced a pandemic that would become known as the Spanish Flu … and the Blue Death.

The Little Theatre is pleased to present the virtual world premiere of The Blue Death, a new docudrama by local playwright Bill Cissna. It will be available to watch Friday, Nov. 20 & Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel, and then remain online through 11/29. There is no cost, but donations are welcomed. For details, visit