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For their 7th full-length work, The Debate Society has created a darkly comic thriller of post-war verve and pre-adolescent disquiet. Blood Play is set in the tranquil Chicago suburb of Skokie in the early 1950's. While the kids are away on a camping trip with their Jr. Cherokee's Troop, a string of coincidences yields a spontaneous grown-up party. In the basement of a brand-new ranch house, exotic cocktails like "Rapupu Sours" are sampled, games like "Bee Pee Bo" are played and new friends like Jeep, the door-to-door photographer, are made. What an unforgettable night this is to be! BUT things are happening that no one is talking about. And something is stirring underground.
Soon, the story spread . . . Whispers in the basement bars of the homes around the neighborhood. Rumors served at the soda shop. Kids, terrified, telling trembling tales in tents in the backyard . . .
. . . He's out there.
Blood Play features Hannah Bos* (Buddy Cop 2, The Veri**on Play), Michael Cyril Creighton* (Buddy Cop 2, Louie), Birgit Huppuch* (Telephone, A Map of Virtue), Ronete Levenson* (Our Town, What Once We Felt), Hanlon Smith-Dorsey* (Love Monster, A Cadaver Christmas) and Paul Thureen* (Buddy Cop 2, Uncle Vanya).
Blood Play is made by The Debate Society; Directed and Developed by Oliver Butler (Buddy Cop 2, The Lapsburgh Layover); Written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen; Set Design by Laura Jellinek; Costume Design by Sydney Maresca; Lighting Design by Mike Riggs; Sound Design by Ben Truppin-Brown; Produced by Dorit Avganim; Stage Managed by Amy Ehrenberg*
*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
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