The Crucifer of Blood

by  Paul Giovanni

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  11m, 1f

"A bloody marvel! Bright, witty, urbane." -N.Y. Daily News

"One of the most delightful theatre experiences in years." - Chicago Tribune
"A jolly ... evening of thrills, laughs and fun." - WABC TV

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The Crucifer of Blood

by  Paul Giovanni

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    11m, 1f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The Crucifer of Blood is an ingenious pastiche of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, primarily The Sign of Four. Taking place in 1887, it deals with the Agra Treasure stolen 30 years before by two English officers who are finally overtaken by the curse that has bedeviled them with foul horrors. The action moves from India to Baker Street to spooky Pondicherry Lodge in Maidenhead to a Limehouse opium den to a boat chase on the Thames and finally back to Baker Street for a surprise denouement.
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Reviews

"A bloody marvel! Bright, witty, urbane." - N.Y. Daily News.

"One of the most delightful theatre experiences in years."" - Chicago Tribune.
"A jolly ... evening of thrills, laughs and fun." - WABC TV.

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American), 19th Century
  • Setting: (Prologue: India, 1857.) London, England. 1887.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

11m, 1f
MAJOR ALISTAIR ROSS
CAPTAIN NEVILLE ST. CLAIRE
JONATHAN SMALL
DURGA DASS
WALI DAD
MOHAMMED SINGH
SHERLOCK HOLMES
JOHN WATSON M.D.
IRENE ST. CLAIRE
BIRDY JOHNSON
TONGA
INSPECTOR LESTRADE
FUNG TCHING
HOPKINS
MORDECAI SMITH
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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Paul Giovanni

Paul Giovanni

THE CRUCIFER OF BLOOD was first presented at the Buffalo Studio Area Theatre.

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