Angst among punks in '80's California is the subject of David Wiener's drama Blood Orange, opening May 16 at the Blue Heron Arts Center. Anders Cato directs. Using slam-dance and punk speech rhythms, Wiener tells the story of two teenage boys fighting for identity and against one another in suburban California. Blood Orange was recently read at Cherry Lane Alternative, where David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Golden Child) mentored Wiener.
Blood Orange features Jonathan Hova, Julienne Hanzelka Kim, Eileen Kristen, Susan Pellegrino, Brian Sacca, Pablo Schreiber and Wendy vanden Heuvel.
Tickets are $30. The Blue Heron Arts Center is located at 123 East 24th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. For reservations, call (212) 279-4200.
Blood Orange is the first production of a new theatre project, Up and Running. Following Blood Orange, Up and Running will stage The First Time...Again by and starring filmmaker Eric Schaeffer, as well as readings of plays by Nicole Burdette, David Grimm, Frank Puligese and Christopher Shinn.
— By Christine Ehren