Bloodshot | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Bloodshot The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 10 2016

Derek Eveleigh, hard-drinking former crime scene photographer, is washed up until an envelope arrives in the mail containing money and instructions: trail and photograph a particular woman, and expect more money. He bites, falls for his subject—who ends up dead—and suddenly he’s eyeballs deep in finding her killer. Douglas Post’s one-man noir is tightly constructed, well written, and calcified, so dependent on the well-worn conventions of midcentury crime dramas it may as well be an unproduced episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. As Eveleigh, British import Simon Slater, star of Bloodshot’s original 2011 London production, gives a precise, detailed, impassioned performance, but by the time he’s played ukulele, saxophone, and done magic tricks—all before intermission— the evening feels more showcase than show. —Justin Hayford

Price: $42-$48


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