Before booking your tickets to their current world premiere production of The Blue Demon, written and directed by Darko Tresnjak and featuring music by Michael Friedman, Huntington invites revelers to visit local bars and restaurants and try "The Blue Demon" cocktail.
Partnering with six local watering holes, the company is offering a discount of $5 off admission to adventurous imbibers. For die-hard bar-crawlers willing to try all six concoctions, Huntington will extend a free ticket (with the purchase of one at full price.)
The participants and ingredients of each "The Blue Demon" distributor follows:
Locale: Ambrosia on Huntington - 116 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Drink: Bacardi Limon, blue Triple Sec, splash of sourmix, and ginger ale. Shaken and strained into cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Locale: Aquitaine - 569 Tremont Street, Boston
Drink: A mix of chambord, tequila, blue curacao, sour mix, and ginger ale. Locale: Betty’s Wok & Noodle - 250 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Drink: Saki martini with tamarind and blueberry.
Locale: House of Blues - 96 Winthrop Street, Cambridge
Drink: Equal parts gin, vodka, and curacao, mixed with sweet and sour mix and club soda.
Locale: Jake Ivory’s - 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston
Drink: To be determined – still testing various concoctions
Locale: Spire - 90 Tremont Street, Boston
Drink: Berry-infused vodka (infused onsite), fresh blackberries with sugar, lemon and lime juice, and a touch of chambord.
In The Blue Demon, three men — a Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian — are all accused of the murder of the Sultan’s storyteller. If they cannot please the angered leader with stories of their own, they will be sentenced to death.
The cast includes Anna Belknap, Darius deHaas, Gregory Derelian, Dara Fisher, Roxanna Hope, Kirk McDonald, Matt Ramsey, Brian Sgambati, and Tom Titone. Students of Boston University (which houses the company) featured in the cast are Mehera Blum, Michael Cohen, Paul Cortez, Lauren Hatcher, Sean-Michael Hodges Bowles, Mariessa Portelance, and Ben Sands.
The designers team includes David Gordon (set), Linda Cho (costumes), Rui Rita (lights), and Kurt Kellenberger (sound).
The Blue Demon, runs at Huntington Theatre Company, 264 Huntington Avenue in Boston, MA through Feb. 2. Performance run 90 minutes with no intermission. For tickets or information, call the (617) 266-0800 or visit them on the web at www.huntingtontheatre.org.