Friday, May 11, 2012
Video: Blood Brothers by Willy Russell, Trinity Street Players, June 1 - 24
Austin Live Theatre's backstage visit with director Bob Beare and the cast:
by Willy Russell
directed by Bob Beare
Jun 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, 4th floor, First Baptist Church, 901 Trinity Street (click for map)
free admission; reservations at (512) 402-3086; donations gratefully accepted
Written by award-winning author Willy Russell, the plot of Blood Brothers revolves around the story of two twin brothers separated at birth. One brother, Eddie, was adopted by wealthy parents and lives an affluent life with endless opportunities. The other brother, Mickey, not blessed with similar circumstances, is raised in poverty by his birth mother. The tale spans more than 20 years of the boys’ lives and finds Eddie going to prestigious University of Oxford, while Mickey turns to a life of crime and ultimately prison. While trying to overcome the social divide, the boys both fall in love with the same girl. This proves to be too much, splits their relationship, and leads to tragedy.