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A Musical by Company of Sinners

BLURB from STEVE DAUGHTRY

Blood was a play about Easter. For me, the greatest thing about the events of Easter is that they highlight our weakness (our inclination to run away from responsibilities). Then we turn things on their head and declare that out of this weakness, through accepting our total dependence on love, we will find our strength and life. Every Easter I discover again my reluctance to accept this.

 

That's why, with BLOOD, I chose to use the image of Jonah, the reluctant prophet. Jesus used Jonah's story to reflect his own calling. Jonah didn't want to go to Nineveh to prophesy repentance or doom. He thought he'd look a fool. Maybe even get killed. Yet, despite his reluctance, God, through him, turned around the fate of a whole city. In BLOOD another Jonah faces his call. He runs away too. He has to find out if he can run away, or whether, in spite of his reluctance, God wants to work through him.

 

Every Easter I pray for you what I pray for myself: that we may discover the life-giving power of foolish love. Love that says no to loneliness and selfishness, and yes to community and life.

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Credits for BLOOD

taken from brochure – Easter 1995

 

THE DIRECTOR

Stephen Daughtry is artistic director of Company of Sinners. He trained in drama at James Cook University and has work for numerous arts organisations in South Australia and interstate. He now finds himself exactly where he wants to be, doing exactly what he wants to do. (Lucky eh?) He's married to Vanessa and they have two children, Jesse and Miranda.

 

THE CAST

Lorinda Curnow, Trevor Wright, Adrien Thompson, Sunshine Boucher, Dibby Partington, Mark Finlay, Grant Wildman, Nancvy van der Toorren, Nathaniel March.

 

THE MUSICIANS

Kathy Pike, Pete Arthur, Justin Slater, Steve Pederson.

Music/Lyrics

Kathy Pike, Pete Arthur, Justin Slater, Stephen Daughtry.

 

THE VISUALS

Vanessa Lawrence-Daughtry, Tobin Lush

 

PRODUCTION

Lauchlan Ingham, Ben Letcher & friends, Mark Jeffery, Reece Harrison,

Rochelle Wildman.

 

MANAGEMENT

Stephen Daughtry, Stephen Partington, Alistair Cranney.

 

FRONT OF HOUSE

Tick Brereton, Matt Bubner, Fiona Crew, Simone Duke, Adam Dunkley,

Ross Dunkley, Catherine Greb, Nick Greb, Michaela Mazengarb, Victoria McBeath,

Jannah Partington, Zoe Partington, Corinne Phoenix, Nat Pike, Andrea Schroeder.