Ready to see a critically-acclaimed production? Beginning June 12, will be at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Written by J.T. Rogers and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, Blood and Gifts tells the story of the secret spy war behind the official Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. History lovers will appreciate the historical facts and nature of the play while art enthusiasts will get caught up in the fictional characters and dark humor.
Follow CIA operative Jim Warnock as he struggles to stop the Soviet Army's destruction of Afghanistan. The ground constantly shifts for Warnock and his British, Russian and Pakistani counterparts and a game of cat-and-mouse ensues.
“Part spy thriller, part black comedy, J.T. Rogers’s Blood and Gifts illuminates a controversial moment in recent American history, delving into the complex relationship between the U.S. and Afghanistan in a way that constantly keeps audiences on the edge of their seats,” said Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley in announcement last month. “Given the current international climate, coupled with San Diego’s military history and population, the Playhouse is the perfect place to host the West Coast premiere of Blood and Gifts.”
Also note that the cast includes six M.F.A. students in various roles: Ngozi Anyanwu as Danvir Singh Grewal, Sarah Halford, Regan Linton, Scott Patteson and Maurice Williams.
Blood and Gifts had its American premiere last season at Lincoln Center Theater, where it was named a top 10 play of the year by the The New York Times. You can see what all the buzz is about at the La Jolla Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Auditorium from June 12-July 8, with performances every day except Mondays and July 4.
Visit La Jolla Playhouse's website to see the calendar with show times and prices. Tickets start at $26.