Theater Company of Lafayette

Blood Privilege

Elizabeth Bathory is known as the notorious “Blood Countess” of sixteenth-century Hungary, who according to legend, became one of the most renowned serial killers of all time in an ill-fated effort to maintain her youth. The play explores the circumstances of her life, from her youth, her growth into a highly capable manager of her family’s estate, and as she ages, her increasingly fanatic obsession with her beauty. In the end, she is destroyed by the King in whose court she serves. The play touches on themes of sexuality, feminism, political power, and morality. There are significant parallels to the current political climate.         

This is an as-yet unpublished play by Don Fried, who lived in the Boulder area until a few years ago. The play has now been performed professionally in New York and London, and we are pleased that the playwright has given permission to Theater Company of Lafayette to perform it in Colorado.

 

THIS PLAY IS INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY DUE TO SCENES OF VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL CONTENT.

 

Review by playwright Patrick Dorn

 

Performance Dates:

Friday and Saturday, March 3 and March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, March and March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 13, 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, March 17 and March 18, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 19, 2:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday, March 24 and March 25, 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices: 

General Admission $16.00

Seniors 55+/Students with I.D. $13.00

March 3 Opening Night Special All Tickets $10.00

March 13 Discount Night All Tickets $10.00

 

To order tickets, please click here or call 1-800-838-3006.

Please note: the Discount Night was incorrectly listed as March 19.  The correct date is March 13.  We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

 

 

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