BRIDE OF BLOOD Brings Chills And Thrills, 10/25
King Solomon, the son of King David, was famed as the wisest King in all the world. With 700 wives and 300 concubines, his truest love may be the Queen of Sheba, and a ruler of power in her own right.
The King attempts to plumb occult Hebrew mysteries, but his understanding is challenged by Exodus 4:24. A perplexing passage in which Moses, his wife Zipporah and their child are endangered by the wrath of God.
In his quest and mastery of occult secrets, Solomon is overtaken by his own pride and commits a serious infraction against the will of the Almighty. This opens a path for Solomon's arch-enemy, Asmodeus, The Demon of Wrath, to enter the land of the living.
Seeing into the future, Solomon embarks on a desperate attempt to avert the sacking of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple.
Bride of Blood is a Mondo Bibiliodrama, an unconventional biblical drama based on Apocrypha and fringe Jewish Folklore. It features heavenly and demonic entities, horror, comedy, special effects and puppetry.
The cast of Bride of Blood includes, in alphabetical order: Tom Ballatore, Edward Buchanan, London May, Virginia Rand, Steven Schub, Erika Stasiuleviciute, Miles Taber and Larose Washington.
Poster design: R. Crumb. Costume design: Virginia Dan. Original score by Graham Reynolds. Music arranged and performed by Randy Woltz. Scenic design by Gina Farina and Paul Wee. Sound design by Hans Fjellestad. Lead FX artist: Fred Fraleigh. FX by David Brooke, Andy Chavez, Kayla Chavez, Hunter Jackson, Dominik Krzanoski, Robert Miller, Jeff Small and BJ Winslow, based on designs by Itelman. Consultant: Adolfo Roitman, Ph.D. (curator of the Dead Seas Scrolls and head of the Shrine of the Book at Israel Museum).
Trepany House is a 501c3 non-profit multi-disciplinary arts organization dedicated to the cultivation of original material and exploration of innovative forms of artistic expression.
Writer/Director Amit Itelman is the Founding Artistic Director of Steve Allen Theater (2003-2011) and Trepany House (2011-present). Itelman directed and premiered Max Maven Thing in Person, Aye Jaye Carny Trash; Janet Klein and her Borcht Belt Babies, Mary Lynn Spreads her Legs, and the haunted house of Hollywood Hellhouse.
Composer Graham Reynolds recently scored Linklater's Last Flag Flying for Amazon Studios, Rude Mechs' Stop Hitting Yourself for the Lincoln Center, and The Marfa Triptych for Ballroom Marfa. His bilingual opera, Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance, is currently touring.
Lead FX artist Frederick Fraleigh has been working in the film and special-effects industry as a fabricator and specialty customer. He has worked on Avengers Infinity War, Captain America Civil War, X-Men Apocalypse, Hellboy 1 & 2, Being John Malkovich, and many more.
This production was made possible by a grant from the Hutton Foundation and contributions from Trepany House donors.
Have you ever be tempted to delve into the hidden mysteries of the universe? Come see Bride of Blood....if you dare.
WHAT: Bride of Blood. World Premiere engagement of a new play.
WHO: Written and directed by Amit Itelman. Presented by Trepany House. A guest production at Skylight Theater.
WHERE: Skylight Theater, 1816 N. Vermont Ave., Hollywood, CA 90027.
WHEN: Opens Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.Also plays Wednesday, October 31, Thursday, November 1 and Thursday, November 8. All performances at 8:00 p.m.