Blinders

Patrick Gabridge

June 10th - 25th, 2016
The Arsenal Center for the Arts

Tickets

  • Advance: $20
  • Door: $25
  • Student Rush: $10

Show Synopsis

The world is in awe of a scientific miracle: two genetically identical humans, unrelated but more twin than twins, exactly the same in every way! No one can tell them apart – except journalist Karen Sayer, whose declaration to the brainwashed public that they don’t look anything alike destroys her career and throws her sanity into question. As the duplicates parlay their commercial success into burgeoning political power, Karen’s quest for truth takes her on an unexpected mission with some unlikely allies and even stranger enemies.

Darkly absurd and laugh-out-loud funny, Blinders is a cautionary tale about the dangers of the American political circus, just in time for election year.

When & Where

Show Dates

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Venue

The Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Media & Links

Electronic Press Kit (2991kB)

Cast Announcement

Get the know the candidates of Blinders!

It's a Strange, Strange, Strange World

Playwright Patrick Gabridge weighs in on this year's elections, on and off stage

Chis and Alex Facebook Campaign

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A website dedicated to the duplicates, Chris and Alex, and everything that is wonderful about Chris and Alex, which is everything about Chris and Alex.

Review: Boston Arts Review

"Director Korinne T. Ritchey’s intense, well oiled production for Flat Earth features nine on-the-money actors, led by Kimberly McClure as the one courageous woman in America who won’t be sold a bill of goods." -Beverly Creasey

Review: Boston and Beyond

"In a time where the media and the political system are foisting some pretty dismal options for leadership, this laugh-out-loud production may entertain as well as raise the consciousness." -Susan Mulford

Review: New England Theatre Geek

"Arnold and Perry were a duo of a seemingly endless supply of zest. They are zestful robots in a grand machine. Their scenes pulled the show up by its bootstraps. They were gregarious yet smarmy. Their performance was impressive and also repellent. Political perfection." -Kitty Drexel

Review: EDGE, Boston

"Director Korinne T. Ritchey infuses the material with all the sublime scurrilousness it calls for. 'Blinders' plays like a 'Twilight Zone' episode penned by Russian masters of the politically nightmarish like Kafka or Gogol." -Kilian Melloy

Review: On Boston Stages

"Director Korinne T. Ritchey keeps the action free-flowing and fast-paced over the quickly-changing political landscape and the cast is all in with their efforts, making “Blinders,” in total, a satisfying theatrical experience." -Rich Fahey
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Cast

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