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Olives and Blood, a play about Lorca, FREE Playreading in London

Liminal Space Productions presents

Olives and Blood

By Michael Bradford
A rehearsed readingwith Q & A at Caravanserai Studios, 7.30pm December 15th2010
Directed by Prav Menon-Johansson

Liminal Space Productions presents a rehearsed reading of anew play in development  Olives and Blood (SOMBRA de unPOETA en la OLIVAR ) by American playwright, MichaelBradford who will be flying in from Granada, Spain where he is on aFulbright Scholarship to attend the reading and to host a Q & A.

Michael Bradford (Associate Head of Theatre Studies,Associate Professor of Playwriting at the University of Connecticut, USA,Fulbright Scholar)
Bradford?s work has been produced Off-Broadway at the American PlaceTheatre, and elsewhere in New York at the Lark Developmental Theatre, The Flea,The Access and the NADA Theatre. He has received the Manhattan Theatre ClubPlaywright fellowship, the LARK Theatre Writers Residency and the New YorkStage and Film Residency, New York. His play, LIVING IN THE WIND, received overten AUDELCO Theatre award nominations, and WILLY?S CUT AND SHINE was recentlypublished by Broadway Play Publishing and produced at the ETA Creative Theatre, Chicago, Ilinois.

Bradford is considered one of the most promising African American playwrights today.

Olives and Blood
This is a contemporary play about the murder of Spanish poet andplaywright, Federico Garcia Lorca.  The drama focuses on one of the murderers who stood on that dark hillside in 1936.  One particular murderer, Juan Luis Trescastro Medina (for the purpose of this play renamed simply, Trescante), later bragged about his involvement in the deluded attemptto silence Lorca’s  voice by silencing his life.  In the end, Trescante cannot help but realize that neither five bullets, nor unmarked massgrave, nor thirty years of banning the works of Lorca had the power to stillthe Poet?s voice.  Instead, it is the murderer, living and breathing inthe world, who has become the voiceless, invisible one.

Performance:            WednesdayDecember 15th 2010 at 7.30pm

Venue:                       CaravanseraiStudios (Entrance to the studio is at:
334B Ladbroke Grove) http://www.caravanseraiproductions.com/

Nearest tubes:             KensalGreen (Bakerloo line, Overground), Kensal Rise (Overground) orLadbroke Grove (Circle, Hammersmith & City)Buses 23, 52, 316, 452 (Kensal House stop)2 minutes walk from Sainsbury’s by the canal

Tickets:            Free, Reservations required with Prav Menon-Johansson

For further information please contact Prav Menon-Johansson at pravmj@mac.com.
Prav Menon-Johansson
Mobile: 07799 412328
Website: www.pravmjdirect.com

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