Blood Knot Opens Bowie State’s Fall Performance Schedule
New Center Offers Diverse Shows for Local Residents
(Bowie, Md.) – The bond between half-brothers living together in a shack in apartheid South Africa is at the heart of the Athol Fugard’s play, Blood Knot, which opens Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the new Fine and Performing Arts Center at Bowie State University.
Under the direction of BSU Theatre Professor Bob Bartlett and guest direction by actor Danny Glover, Blood Knot kicks off the fall 2012 theatre schedule and features local guest performers JaBen Early and DC Cathro. Early has acted in local and regional theatres and festivals, including an appearance in Me and the Devil Blues at last summer’s Capital Fringe Festival and in Ruined at the Arena Stage. Cathro appeared in the Helen Hayes Award-nominated production, The Sound of Music, at Olney Theatre Center and in Bartlett’s Bareback Ink at the Capital Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe festivals last summer.
“Blood Knot, like much of Fugard’s work, considers the historic problem of race in South Africa,” said Bartlett. “Mr. Glover is one of the foremost Fugard experts in the country and attributes his early work in Fugard’s plays with his success as an actor.”
The show will be performed in the Black Box Theatre through Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, staff, faculty and seniors.
The fall 2012 lineup offers a diverse array of shows and activities for local residents of all ages from a modern dance performance by Bowie State students and professionals from Kinetic Dance Company Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10 to a reading of Play Ball, a new play by local writer-director Alan Sharpe, on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
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For tickets, call the Fine and Performing Arts Center at (301) 860-3717 or visit the box office 30 minutes prior to a performance.
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