Join us for a full production of Chuck Spoler's award-winning one act, Blood Memory. Ticket sales will benefit the Chuck Spoler Fund at Johns Hopkins.
The ticket price include beverages and food for the evening.
In Blood Memory draft dodger Quinton is guilt stricken over the death of his best friend Ray who was killed in Vietnam. For over thirty years he has visited Ray's grave on Memorial Day.
While the theme of Blood Memory is serious, it is lightened considerably by Chuck's wonderful sense of humor as well as his gift for highly engaging dialogue.
It is while visiting his friend again on Memorial Day that a mysterious Vietnam vet named Jerry stops in. The connection between the two men is tenuous at best and even leads to combat. The ending will surprise everyone.
Chuck Spoler's style and his talent for creating realistic sounding and full characters will leave the audience thrilled.
The Baltimore Sun said that Blood Memory "...truly shows off Spoler's plot-making skills...Spoler demonstrates that impressions can be misleading and that we often hide the truth from ourselves as well as each other. And, most impressively, he makes these points while playing the very same trick on the audience, i.e., toying with our perception of reality."
In 2001 Blood Memory won the Playwright of the Year from The Baltimore Playwrights Festival. In a rare double win for the festival the production also took "Best Production".
This new production, held for one night only, reunites the original cast and director twelve years later.
Blood Memory also won the prestigious "Arts and Letters Prize in Drama" in 2002, as judged by John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation, House of Blue Leaves and others).
Blood Memory received a second production from Georgia State College and University in 2003.
After Chuck's untimely passing The Chuck Spoler Fund was set up to help The ALIVE study (AIDS Linked to the Intravenous Experience) at Johns Hopkins.
In addition, the study looks at many aspects of non-HIV illnesses such as cancer, liver and lung diseases. This study has produced a great number of publications and contributed greatly to the understanding of HIV infection.
The purpose of the Chuck Spoler fund is to provide support for Baltimore area study participants whose resources are limited.
Please visit the Chuck Spoler fund at http://chuckspolerfund.org/about.html.
You can find out more about the Baltimore Playwrights Festival at http://www.baltplayfest.org/.
Mobtown Theater at Meadow Mill (View)
3600 Clipper Mill Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
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