Full Length Play
Time Period - 1950s
Settings Of Play - Skokie, Illinois. Late August. 1951.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
A tranquil suburban evening in the early 1950s: 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, created by New York’s critically lauded The Debate Society.
"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, Read More
"They make us see life as kids again - with all the joy and dire vulnerability that entails." - Time Out New York, Read More
"Unsettlingly funny. The giggly-grim genius of it resides in its ensemble, whose patience and timing are dead-on." Vulture, Read More
"Blood Play is a stealth machine." - The New York Times, Read More
"[A] theatrical cocktail, as tasty as it is esoteric. Fix us another round." - The Village Voice, Read More
Blood Play was first produced by The Debate Society and presented by The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn, NY in October 2012, under the direction of Oliver Butler.