CIRCLE OF BLOOD, READY TO ROCK and More Set for October at Shadowbox Live

CIRCLE OF BLOOD, READY TO ROCK and More Set for October at Shadowbox Live

As we enter the 4th quarter of this year, Shadowbox Live continues to push boundaries both on stage and off with its productions and community engagement events.

Following its late September opening, the world-premier production Circle of Blood continues select Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays in October.

Circle of Blood, described as a "meta-media fusion of live and digital performances" is one of Shadowbox Live's darkest and most ambition projects to date. Inspired by New York Times best-selling author David Mack's graphic novel "Kabuki: Circle of Blood," Shadowbox Live's Circle of Blood is set to an original rock score composed by the troupes concept band "Light"

Set in Neo-Tokyo in 2057, Circle of Blood tells the story of Kabuki, a deadly assassin employed by a shadow government whose goal is to maintain the balance between good and evil. When this government agency is infiltrated by a dark figure from Kabuki's past she embarks on a fateful journey of honor and vengeance.

Five large projection screens help to tell the story by illuminating Mack's artwork from the graphic novel as a backdrop to the live action on stage.

Community partners Equitas Health, Cartoon Crossroads Convention, CCAD, Columbus Underground, and Japanese American Society of Central Ohio will all participate in community engagement events that range from talk-backs with the production creators to sake tastings.

Circumventing the Circle of Blood run on Thursday, October 5, Shadowbox Live will present a one-night-only performance: Ready to Rock?.

Shadowbox Live and Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame team up for this one-of-a-kind rock music event. Ready to Rock features members of the Rock Hall's Board of Directors who also happen to be Columbus CEOs and community leaders. These bosses take no prisoners when they guest star as singers and musicians with Shadowbox Live's house band.

Dove-tailing the show, Shadowbox Live will host 500 students from Columbus City Schools for matinee presentations from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Tuesday, October 3.

The presentation, titled "Fight the Power: Music as a Social Source" engages students to explore recordings and videos of legendary artists to examine expressions of social commentary contained in lyrics, performance styles, and historical images.

October will prove to be a month filled with varied and diverse activities for the metaperformers and guests at Shadowbox Live. To learn more about these show and events visit

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