It’s been called “chilling,” “a masterpiece,” and even “devastating” in reviews of its many performances on Broadway and in London. Sundog Theatre, in co-production with Snug Harbor Cultural Center, presents the musical “Blood Brothers” for the first time on Staten Island. The show that garnered six Tony nominations, won three Olivier awards, ran for two years on Broadway, and is still playing in London after 17 years opens August 5, 2005 at Veterans Memorial Hall.
An intense social drama, the musical is comparable to a modern Greek tragedy, telling the story of a woman who gives up one of her twins due to her financial situation. Everyone bears the consequences of that action. As much as the boys are kept apart, they find one another, secretly become blood brothers until they are again separated, and coincidentally meet up as young men. The play follows them until a threatening superstition materializes at the climax.
Written by Willie Russel
Produced by Susan Fenley
Directed by Christopher Catt
Veterans Memorial Hall
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
Featuring: John Griffin, Andy Meyers, Rebecca Mercer, Nathan Freeman, Nicole Lauren, Kira Coviello, Nicole Juliett Libby, John Scamardella, Justin Patrick Meyer