Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker's
The Bloody Banquet

July 14 - Aug 22, 2015

Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020


About the Play

I’d give one eye to see her with the other.

It’s the early seventeenth century. It’s 2 a.m. and you’re in your hotel room flipping channels … Historical Fantasy. Flip. Erotic Thriller. Flip. Pastoral Comedy. Flip. B-Movie Horror. Flip. … The channels change but the title stays the same: The Bloody Banquet.

Unperformed professionally since 1642!

Extended from the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival!

Here’s your second chance to see the production audiences hailed as “stellar,” “gloriously violent,” “sexy & disturbing & funny & gross,” and “one of the best Fringe shows” they had ever seen! The Washington Post praised the production, saying: “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.” Returning for one weekend only, The Bloody Banquet will tickle your funny bone, churn your stomach, and leave you wondering why this play has been left unperformed for nearly 400 years.

Cast and Creative

Featuring Jessica Aimone, Ryan Dalusung, Matthew Edwards, Natasha Gallop, James T. Majewski, Darius McCall, Hannah Sweet, Jill Tighe, MacKenzie Beyer, and Gray West.


Directors: Casey Kaleba and Charlene V. Smith
Stage Manager: Patrick Landes
Dramaturg: Claire Kimball
Costume Designer: the Bat and the Bee Costuming
Lighting Designer: Jason Aufdem-Brinke
Sound Designer: Ryan Swift Joyner


Capital FringeThis production was presented as a part of the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.

 


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Reviews

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.

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.