At a hospice-gathering at the end of the world, family and friends gather to bid farewell to a dying man, while airing repulsive fantasies and goading one another's depraved predilections and secrets. Rome is about what happens to the world when the weight of atrocity—both real and psychic—becomes too heavy to bear. It collapses. Mildred's Umbrella artistic director Jennifer Decker directs resident playwright John Harvey's new play in a world-premiere production running through March 22 at Studio 101 (Spring Street Studios). Decker and Harvey spoke with Houston Public Media's Troy Schulze.