Photo Flash: First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!

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Making its West Coast premiere, Blood and Gifts tells the story of the secret spy war behind the official Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. Spanning a decade and playing out in Washington DC, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the play offers up a slice of historical fiction laced with dark humor, as it follows the character of CIA operative Jim Warnock and his struggles to stop the Soviet Army's destruction of Afghanistan.

We have a first look at the production photos below!

The ground constantly shifts for Jim and his British, Russian and Pakistani counterparts as the political and personal alliances between the men keep changing. In this thrilling, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse, Blood and Gifts depicts the unknown men who shaped one of the greatest historical events in recent history, the repercussions of which continue to shape our world. The New York Times hailed it as "a first- rate production with the taut grip of a spy novel. J.T. Rogers's knowledge of the hearts and minds of his characters is as deep as his grasp of the geopolitical games being played." “Part spy thriller, part black comedy, J.T. Rogers’s Blood and Gifts illuminates a controversial moment in recent American history, delving into the complex relationship between the U.S. and Afghanistan in a way that constantly keeps audiences on The Edge of their seats,” said Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. “Given the current international climate, coupled with San Diego’s military history and population, The Playhouse is the perfect place to host the West Coast premiere of Blood and Gifts.”

For information on The Playhouse’s 2012/2013 season, please visit LaJollaPlayhouse.org or call The Playhouse Box Office at (858) 550-1010.

Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz

Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!

Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!
Maurice Williams, Kelly AuCoin and Demosthenes Chrysan

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Danvir Singh Grewall, Kelly AuCoin and Babak Tafti

Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!
Kelly AuCoin and Daniel Pearce

Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!
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Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!
Kelly AuCoin

Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!
Triney Sandoval and Kelly AuCoin

Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!
Demosthenes Chrysan

Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!
Kelly AuCoin and Amir Arison

Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!
Director Lucie Tiberghien and playwright J.T. Rogers

Photo Flash:  First Look at La Jolla's BLOOD AND GIFTS!

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