“What’s remarkable about Michael Cotey’s direction is how it serves all the aspects of Eno’s imagination...The result is true to Eno’s intentions: telling a compelling, emotionally engaging story, while being true to the nature of the storytelling - its lies, quirks and glories.” - Milwaukee Magazine
“With Flu Season, Youngblood’s signature style has fully emerged: quirky, lyrical plays that are funny and sad, about people who are just like you and me - but much weirder; exquisitely produced in oddball venues for a very affordable price. What’s not to like?” - Milwaukee Theatre Examiner
“Make no mistake: “Flu” is about our own lives as well as those we watch...staging “Flu” in a former hospital, where every audience member becomes just another patient hoping to figure it all out.” - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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The Flu Season
By Will Eno
Directed by ensemble member Michael Cotey
Featuring ensemble members Tess Cinpinski and Andrew Edwin Voss with Greg Flattery, Joanna Kerner, Mike Loranger, Cheryl Roloff, Jason Waszak and Ken Williams
Performed at Northwest Quadrant Building A
March 1-17, 2012 (12 performances)

Have you ever been stung by a bee that had nothing against you? Or bitten by a dog who otherwise seemed to like you? Or hurt someone you loved, or used to love, or never did?

Set in a hospital and in a theatre, THE FLU SEASON is a love story, a reluctant one, a love story in spite of itself. Alive and unpredictable, our play follows the lives of four, maybe five, people trying to survive the winter in a psychiatric hospital. Shaped and re-shaped by two narrators, Prologue and Epilogue, this dark comedy navigates the swells and slumps of the ever-shifting human heart.

Lighting Design and Projections Ross Zentner
Costume Design Eleanor Cotey
Sound Design Chris Guse
Stage Manager Colin Gawronski
Promotional Image Ross Zentner (photography), Michael Cotey (design)
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