Strand Theater Company


Blood Countess – 10/22 – 11/6
By Kelleen Conway Blanchard
Directed by Erin Riley


The life of Countess Elizabeth Bathory- the historical noblewoman accused of bathing in young girl’s blood so she could live forever young becomes a supernatural tale both creepy and creepily funny in the hands of the playwright of Kelleen Conway Blanchard. Bathory, the Hungarian Countess fabled to be one of the inspirations behind vampire lore, is rumored to have killed anywhere from 60 to 600 young woman and bathed in their blood to preserve her youth. This fictional account follows the countess from her happy marriage to the fierce warrior Ferenc to her conviction and death bricked up within the walls of her castle. Along the way it explores her possible motivations for the gory and sadistic murders of which she stands accused. Landing solidly on the dark side of dark comedy, Blood Countess still employs plenty of Kelleen Conway Blanchard’s trademark humor and linguistic gymnastics. This historical horror story is filled with dead birds, headless soldiers, eel pies, and pailfuls of blood.

This show is SOLD OUT but we are happy to place you on a Stand-By List!

E-mail info@strand-theater or call 443-874-4917 with the number of tickets you wish to reserve, and we'll get back to you asap!

A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration – 12/3-12/19
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Caitlin Bouxsein

It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This play with music by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. This is an all ages show and will delight history buffs and holiday lovers alike.

This show is SOLD OUT but we are happy to place you on a Stand-By List!

E-mail info@strand-theater or call 443-874-4917 with the number of tickets you wish to reserve, and we'll get back to you asap!

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