Nosedive Productions

The 78th Street Theatre Lab
236 West 78th St., 2nd Floor
October 19-28, 2006
Thursday through Saturday, 8pm

By Mac Rogers

The Blood Brothers — Pete Boisvert and Patrick Shearer

Lights Out
Directed by Stephanie Cox-Williams

Brother Blood — Patrick Shearer
Melanie Adelman*, Desmond Dutcher*,
Laurel Keane, Marc Landers

The Final Kiss
By Maurice Level
Directed by Pete Boisvert

Doctor — Marc Landers
Nurse — Leah Carrell
Henri — Christopher Yustin
Jeanne — Anna Kull

Vagina Dentata
By James Comtois
Directed by Pete Boisvert

Arachne — Cat Johnson*
Musca — Desmond Dutcher*

The Kiss of Blood
By Jean Aragny and Francis Neilson
Directed by Patrick Shearer

Professor Leduc — Gavin Hoffman*
Dr. Jeanne Volguine — Rebecca Comtois
The Nurse — Leah Carrell
The Patient — Laurel Keane
Joubert — Brendan Farley
Maria — Cat Johnson*
Mme. Helene — Melanie Adelman*

Directed by Patrick Shearer

Sarah — Leah Carrell
Jennifer — Laurel Keane
Brother Blood — Pete Boisvert

*appears courtesy Actor’s Equity Association


Production Team

Stage Manager — Stephanie Cox-Williams
Costume Designer — Lauren Cavanaugh
Lighting Designer — Gabe Evansohn
Makeup Designer — Cat Johnson
Prop Designer — Stephanie Cox-Williams
Set Designer — Rebecca Comtois
Sound Designer — Patrick Shearer
Technical Director — Courtenay Drakos

Original Music — Larry Lees

House Manager — Courtney Weber

Pete Boisvert, Rebecca Comtois,
Patrick Shearer, Stephanie Cox-Williams

Associate Producer
Ben VandenBoom

The Blood Brothers present...
An Evening of Grand Guignol Horror (2006)

In the depths of a sanitarium, a horribly disfigured man totters between forgiveness and revenge. In a small hospital operating room, a stranger asks the surgeon for a bloody favor. In a small New York theatre, two eerie siblings lead their captive audience through a funhouse of madness, chills and blood.

The Blood Brothers: bringing horror back home.

“An Evening of Grand Guignol Horror, on one level, was a fun evening of entertainment. Stage blood generally makes for a lively experience, especially around Halloween. Upon closer inspection, the show provided a thought-provoking observation—certainly for this reviewer—about our culture's current fascination with pain and gore, and explored the boundaries of what we consider truly shocking.” —

“From the moment the lights go down, plunging the house into a deep darkness that lasts long enough to be unsettling, the audience knows it’s in for something unusual . . . The gleefully deranged Blood Brothers (Pete Boisvert and Patrick Shearer, who also direct) narrate the evening’s festivities, reminiscing about blood spilled and yet to be spilled. And spill it does, from slit throats, burnt skin, decapitations and mutilations of many kinds . . . There are not many opportunities to see well-done macabre theatre. Hopefully, the Blood Brothers will return, spreading blood and horror next Halloween season.” —

Photos by Aaron Epstein

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