BARONESS BIANKA’S BLOODSONGS tackles the issue of addiction head-on through the revelations of a quirky Bulgarian Baroness who has unquenchable, unspeakable yearnings. A black comedy with a blood-red heart, the show explores life with an unusual addiction and the battle to overcome it. A wicked one woman cabaret about a spooky character with a fetish for blood.
She doesn’t drink it like your common-or-garden vampire, but she can sniff out someone’s blood group at hundred paces. Becoming a nurse to satisfy her obsession with blood, Bianka bathes in swirls of blood, relishes the sight of self-inflicted cuts and finds profound bliss in menstruating. The comedy is as black as a blood bath is bright, and Baroness is daffy and utterly engaging- a character from a fictional Eastern European country, with a thick accent to match, who has had a yen for blood ever since her detested nanny met an unfortunate, squishy end.
Battling her bizarre addiction while accompanying herself on the instrument from her mythical homeland, Baroness Bianka yearns to live a normal life free from the passion which plagues her. Is the Gypsy right? Does she really carry the Mark of the Beetroot and if so, what does it mean for the Baroness and the people she encounters? Despite the specific references to hemophilia and darkly comic elements, underneath it all lies common struggles with any addiction. Songs of blood are the way towards healing and self-acceptance in this North American premiere of the tenth one woman show from award winning songwriter Joanna Weinberg.
$30 for adult
$25 for student/senior
$20 for preview and matinee
Tuesdays: 2 for 1 Ticket at the door
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WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
October 18 – November 2, 2019 (Preview October 17).
Evening Performances 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees: 2pm
Preview: Pay What You Can at the door, October 17, 2019
Opening: 7:30pm, Friday, October 18, 2019
Sunday Matinees: 2pm, October 20 & 27, 2019
Closing:Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:30pm
No performances on Mondays
Venue : The Studio Theatre, in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Ave, Edmonton
Public transit accessible