8/21/16 “Bloodshot” the play

The humans braved the rain last night (Saturday) and went up to the North side of Chicago, back to The Greenhouse Theater to see “Bloodshot”.

“Bloodshot” is like a film noir, but it’s a one-man play starring Simon Slater. He may be familiar to my British audience, as he is an accomplished actor from Across the Pond.

The play was a genuine thriller, with an unexpected twist at the end.

In rough explanation, it is about a former police officer photographer who has developed quite a drinking problem (from photographing the War, and crime scenes), gets kicked off the force, and tries to make a living at photography (and drinking). He gets involved in photographing a beautiful woman via “anonymous” letters, and there are allegations of rape, several murders, and a look at race relations in England post-WWII. All done up close and personal in the intimacy of The Greenhouse Theater. It was spellbinding. This was the play’s U.S. premiere, as it was a big hit in London.

Simon Slater plays all the characters in different voices, and Mom says he was riveting to watch. He also sings, does magic, and plays the ukulele and saxophone during the performance.

“Bloodshot” is running August 10 – September 10 at The Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL.

Woof! Love, Maggie

 

 

4 thoughts on “8/21/16 “Bloodshot” the play

  1. loisajay

    This is amazing–I watched a film noir the other night on TV (In a Lonely Place with (my hero) Humphrey Bogart), another blogger wrote a post today about film noir, and you have seen a ‘play’ noir! Something strange is going on, Maggie.

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