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Blood Countess at 18th and Union

Dates: (2/9/2024 - 2/24/2024 )


18th and Union

MAP Theatre

1406 18th Ave Seattle Wa
Seattle,WA 98122

Phone: 206-778-6006

Tickets: $15-$30

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BLOOD COUNTESS is an historical true-crime horror-comedy, snatched from the headlines of the early 1600s.

Starring Zenaida Rose Smith, this play is a fictionalized account of Countess Elizabeth Bathory's life. A brilliant woman of Hungarian nobility, she holds the Guinness World Record of Most Prolific Female Murderer, “[practicing] vampirism on girls and young women. She is alleged to have killed more than 600 virgins in order to drink their blood and bathe in it, ostensibly to preserve her youth.” 

We know she was tried and convicted of her gruesome crimes. The rest we must suppose.

Landing solidly on the dark side of dark comedy, Blood Countess employs Kelleen Conway Blanchard’s trademark humor and linguistic gymnastics. This historical horror story is filled with dead birds, headless soldiers, eel pies, and pailfuls of blood.

MAP Theatre: At the intersection of dark comedy and compassionate storytelling.

Jasmine Flora (she/her)
Heather Persinger (she/her)
Van Lang Pham (he/him)
Brandon Ryan (he/him)
Jojo Salamanca (he/him)
Zenaida Rose Smith (she/her)

Jessamyn Bateman-Iino (they/them) — Props Design
Angelo Domitri (he/him) — Lighting Design
Jocelyne Fowler (she/her) — Costume Design
Peggy Gannon (she/her) — Director
Robin Macartney (she/her) — Scenic Design
Andy Park-Buffelen (he/they) — Associate Producer
Sarah Ross (she/they) — Stage Manager
Ryan Strong (he/him) — Graphics Design
Joseph Swartz (he/him) — Sound Design 

Ages: 13 and above

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