After a bloody good opening weekend, the cast and crew of Blood Relations had a well-deserved couple days off. They return to the stage tomorrow night (Wednesday). Wanna come see the show? Tickets are 2-for-1 (regularly $20 each) …
And did you know that Blood Relations is this season’s ‘Retrospective Choice’ in Alumnae Theatre Company’s ‘Countdown to 100’? As we approach our 100th anniversary in February 2018 – which makes us almost 97 now! – each season our Programming Committee selects one play that was previously produced here, to be re remounted.
Blood Relation was previously performed at Alumnae Theatre in September of 1994, directed by Lynda Hill (currently Artistic Director of Theatre Direct; formerly with Nightwood Theatre and Cahoots Theatre Projects). The cast was Lynn Woodman (as the Actress), Kate Johnston (as Lizzie), Ilene Cummings (as Emma), Joel Rinzler (as Dr. Patrick/Defense), Mark Hondroyanis (as Harry), Esther Hockin (as Abigail Borden), and Don Ciaschini (as Andrew Borden). When you come to see the show, check out the program, photos, and costume designer’s sketches from that production – they’re displayed on the corkboard in the lobby, beside the Box Office desk.
Sunday’s matinee at 2:00pm (tickets are PWYC; no reservations; no online sales) will be followed by a Talkback with [current] director Barbara Larose, the cast, and some of the designers.
Here are a couple of reviews to whet your appetite:
Life With More Cowbell: https://lifewithmorecowbell.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/a-darkly-funny-eerie-look-into-the-mind-of-lizzie-borden-in-blood-relations/
Mooney On Theatre: http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/2015/01/26/review-blood-relations-alumnae-theatre-company/#more-23308
Online ticket purchases: http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/tickets.html, or book seats via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (416-364-4170, box 1) and pay cash at the door.
Blood Relations : Part drama, part mystery, all compelling. “Did you, Lizzie? Lizzie, did you?”