Premiered at Bushwick Starr, Fall 2012
Also produced as part of Under the Radar at The Public Theater, The Next Thing Festival at ArtsEmerson and at Williamstown Theatre Festival as part of their 2013 season.
"Once again Hannah Bos, Paul Thureen and Oliver Butler escort audiences into an unforgettable setting gleefully stacked with layer upon layer of affecting detail." A+ - Backstage
"Blood Play is a stealth machine... Mr. Thureen is a marvel." - The New York Times
A tranquil suburban evening in the early 1950′s: the kids are away on a Junior Cherokee camping trip and a string of coincidences leads to a spontaneous grown-up party in the basement of a new ranch house. Exotic cocktails are imbibed, raucous games are played, and new friends are made, but much is happening that no one is talking about. And something is stirring underground. Blood Play is a darkly comic thriller of post-war verve and pre-adolescent disquiet.
WRITTEN BY HANNAH BOS AND PAUL THUREEN
DIRECTED AND DEVELOPED BY OLIVER BUTLER
FEATURING: HANNAH BOS, MICHAEL CYRIL CREIGHTON, BIRGIT HUPPUCH, EMMA GALVIN, HANLON SMITH-DORSEY, PAUL THUREEN, RONETE LEVENSON, JENNY SEASTONE
SET DESIGN BY LAURA JELLINEK
LIGHTING DESIGN BY MIKE RIGGS
COSTUME DESIGN BY SYDNEY MARESCA
SOUND DESIGN BY BEN TRUPPIN-BROWN & M.L. DOGG
STAGE MANAGER: AMY EHRENBERG
CASTING CONSULTANT: PAUL DAVIS
PRODUCTION MANAGER: JOSHUA KOHLER
PROPERTIES MASTER: NOAH MEASE