|You Are The Blood|
You Are The Blood by Ashley Rose Wellman. Directed by Peter Blackburn.
“What do you think is wrong with people like that? Like her? Writing to men in prison, heaping Ivan Milat or David Birnie or Ted Bundy with fan letters. Fan letters!”
Shelby Boden is a cynical stand-up comedian trying to survive in the shadow of her father, a man who's done bad, bad things. When she discovers that her father is marrying Sylvia, an eccentric young performance artist that writes to criminals, morbid curiosity leads these two women to develop a strange, charged friendship. With the looming and dangerous presence of the bloodshed in their bloodline, the entire Boden family is left contending with damages that could be irreparable.
From the brilliant mind of Ashley Rose Wellman comes the Australian Premiere of her work, You Are the Blood, a finalist for the 2017 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the 2018 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Directed by Peter Blackburn (Best Director at LA Scene Awards for Ruben Guthrie, The Trial of Dorian Gray, Stupid F*cking Bird) and starring Andrew Blackman (Barracuda, House Husbands, Mortified, A Country Practice), Broadway World nominee Vivienne Powell (Shameless, Love, Australian Theatre Company’s Ruben Guthrie), Green Room Award nominee Jem Nicholas (Doctor Blake Mysteries, Red Stitch’s Love, Love, Love and Rules for Living), James Cerche (Bloom, Judy & Punch), and Jessica Stanley (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Theatre Works’ Ross & Rachel).
This morbid comedy lures you in with familiar, likeable characters, then shocks you with every dark turn it takes. A timely and twisted family drama that explores pop culture’s fascination with serial killers, family inheritance of sin, and the journey to forgiveness.
This will be the second production from Spinning Plates Co., following their critically acclaimed debut, Ross & Rachel, in 2018 at Melbourne Fringe Festival.
JULY 13 - 26
Preview performance July 12th.
Please note Sunday shows will be commencing at 5pm. All other shows will be commencing at 7:30pm.
Performance duration is approximately 110 minutes including an interval.
Please note there are no Monday shows.
CONTENT WARNING: This performance contains moderate coarse language and adult themes, including descriptions, but not depictions, of violent and gruesome acts, sometimes of a sexual nature. It is not suitable for persons under the age of 15.