Typhoid Mary, Patient Zero… and the M Factor

A medical thriller set at the intersection of public health and personal freedom

What do an Irish immigrant cook in the 1900s, a French-Canadian flight attendant in the 1980s, and a mysterious 21st century outbreak striking foreign students and mosque attendees have in common?

Find out in TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater’s latest production, Typhoid Mary, Patient Zero… and the M Factor..

The play juxtaposes the true stories of Mary Mallon, better known as “Typhoid Mary,” and Gaétan Dugas, the so-called “Patient Zero” of the AIDS epidemic, with a fictional outbreak in the present day. As contemporary characters fight a dangerous new disease, they face personal and political issues echoing those of the past.

Written by Danielle Dresden, the play is directed by Coleman and performed by Donavon Armbruster, Robert Helfinstine, Liz Light, Joshua Paffel, Donna Peckett, and Dresden. TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater is a professional multi-disciplinary performing arts organization founded in 1985 and performing throughout the U.S. and abroad.





Thursday, October 5, 7:30 PM
Friday, October 6, 13, & 20, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 7, 14, & 21, 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 14 & 21, 2:30 PM

TAPIT/new works Theater
1957 Winnebago Street, Madison, WI

Tickets on sale now at BrownpaperTickets.com

Typhoid Mary, Patient Zero… and the M Factor is made possible, in part, by support from The Madison Arts Commission, with funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board; Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities; Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; Dane Arts, with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation; the Neil Allen Peckett Memorial Fund of TAPIT/new works.