July 24 The Bloody Banquet EXTENDED!
Due to popular demand, we will be remounting The Bloody Banquet for one weekend, August 20-22nd. Here's another chance for you to see the production that audiences called stellar," "gloriously violent," "Sexy & disturbing & funny & gross," and "one of the best Fringe shows I've ever seen." Tickets are $20. You can receive a $5 discount at the door by wearing your 2015 Capital Fringe button.
July 17 "Pass the Salt," says The Washington Post
We've had an enormous outpouring of postive responses from audience members and critics alike. Celia Wren gave us a lovely write-up in the Washington Post: "For nearly four centuries, the theater world has been overlooking a crowd-pleaser, to judge by Brave Spirits Theatre’s diverting take on the revenge tragedy The Bloody Banquet.” Brett Ableman on DCTheatreScene gives the production 4 stars: "I'm glad we have Brave Spirits Theatre to interpret and serve up this centuries-old cannibalistic romp for our oh-so-refined modern sensibilities." Finally Emily Gilson of DC Metro Theatre Arts rates the production 4.5 stars.
July 16 Banquet Blog Roundup
Production Dramaturg Claire Kimball has been dishing out fascinating tidbits about The Bloody Banquet on our blog. Her three latest posts are about early modern food and how eating habits made their way onto the stage, the special effects employed by the early modern theatre and how these show up in The Bloody Banquet, and all the many theatrical tropes from the era that show up in the play, but in unexpected ways.
June 28 Help us Feed the Actors
Help support the first professional production of The Bloody Banquet in the modern era by donating at our Indiegogo campaign. You'll help up pay our actors who, during the course of the play, find themselves betrayed, cheated on, usurped, chased, poisoned, shot, stabbed, quartered, and eaten.