Actor Gordon Thomson to Star in BLOODBOUND at Highways Performance Space

Actor Gordon Thomson to Star in BLOODBOUND at Highways Performance SpaceActor Gordon Thomson returns to the stage in Michael Kearns' highly-dramatic new play Bloodbound at the Highways Performance Space at 1651 18th St. in Santa Monica, CA opening on January 13th, 2018. The play will run January 13th, 14th, 19th, 26th, 27th and 28th....and on February 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 11th and 23rd, being directed by Mark Bringelson and produced by Leo Garcia and Ryland Shelton for Moon Mile Run.

Los Angeles theatre luminary and legendary artist-activist Michael Kearns' latest full-length play Bloodbound fights for the freedom to love against overpowering and unreasonable odds: familial implosion, interminable and unjustified incarceration, distorted sexual childhood boundaries, and roller coaster rides of mental illnesses starring all four family members - Mommy, Daddy, Older Brother, Younger Brother. Kearns' play tracks the lives of two misfit brothers who are destined to love in spite of the gnarled realities they cannot avoid sharing. By remembering their past-in some cases, reliving critical, contradictory, and conflicting moments-perhaps the horrific fear of their mutual deaths (whether in a filthy hospital bed or a sweaty prison cell) will lessen as they approach the final curtain.

Gordon Thomson portrays Anthony Shaw in Michael Kearns' autobiographical play, opposite actor Greg Ainsworth playing his brother Vincent. Anthony Shaw is an extraordinarily complex man, with the soul of a poet, who is eaten up by guilt for the drunken murder of his best friend. He has spent almost twenty years in prison for this crime and relies on his younger brother, Vincent, who acts as his confessor, sounding-board, co-conspirator and refuge. When asked about taking on the role of Anthony, Thomson explained that "Bloodbound offers me a chance to play the most driven, tortured and complicated man I have ever encountered in a script. Every other role in my resume pales in comparison. He scares the hell out of me and I like him a lot".

Thomson recently co-starred as family patriarch Maxmillian Winterthorne in the 2015 online daytime drama Winterthorne , along with former Dallas star Linda Gray, Martha Madison and Michael Caruso. The series paired up Gordon Thomson with fellow prime-time soap star Linda Gray, who brilliantly portrayed Sue Ellen Ewing for all those years on CBS Television's legendary Dallas. Gray played Thomson's wife, Joanna Winterthorne, in the online drama.

Of course, he may be best known for his role as the villainous, but dashing, Adam Carrington on ABC's Dynasty from 1981 through 1989, a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 1988. Once Dynasty ended in 1989, Thomson moved on to daytime dramas, playing the role of Mason Capwell in on NBC's Santa Barbara and co-starred on NBC's Sunset Beach, while having also appeared on Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. In addition to the 1988 Golden Globe nomination for Dynasty, he also won Soap Opera Digest award nominations for Dynasty in 1986, 1988, 1989, and for his role on Santa Barbara in 1991. Gordon also had roles in the 2006 feature film Poseidon and in Oscar winner Little Miss Sunshine.

Bloodbound is brought to the stage by the same team of players responsible for the 2015 premiere of Kearns' Bang Bang. Kearns' unique career encompasses acting, directing, producing, teaching and various entrepreneurial assignments in the theater. In June of 2017, Kearns was awarded in a ceremony at ceremony at Los Angeles City Hall that kicked off the City's seventh annual Heritage Month. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell were among the city officials who cited Kearns with the Trailblazer Award. He was specifically acknowledged for more than four decades of combining art and activism in a number of theatrical presentations he was attached to and a number of organizations he founded.

Don't miss Gordon Thomson in Bloodbound at the Highways Performance Space at 1651 18th St. in Santa Monica, CA. Tickets: $25 general and $20 members/ students/ seniors at www.highwaysperformance.org

Fridays, January 19 + 26 @ 8.30pm
Saturdays, January 13, 20, 27 @ 8.30pm
Sunday, January 14 @ 7.00pm & Sundays, January 28, February 4, 11, 18 @ 3.30pm

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