The Blood Brothers present…
An Evening of Grand Guignol Horror

Originally performed at The Brick
October 4-13, 2012

An Introduction to Grand Guignol
By Mac Rogers

The Blood Brothers — Pete Boisvert and Patrick Shearer

Lights Out
Directed by Stephanie Cox-Williams

Brother Blood — Patrick Shearer
Melanie Adelman*, Desmond Dutcher*,
Laurel Keane, Marc Landers

The Final Kiss
By Maurice Level
Directed by Pete Boisvert

Doctor — Marc Landers
Nurse — Leah Carrell
Henri — Christopher Yustin
Jeanne — Anna Kull

Vagina Dentata
By James Comtois
Directed by Pete Boisvert

Arachne — Cat Johnson*
Musca — Desmond Dutcher*

The Kiss of Blood
By Jean Aragny and Francis Neilson
Directed by Patrick Shearer

Professor Leduc — Gavin Hoffman*
Dr. Jeanne Volguine — Rebecca Comtois
The Nurse — Leah Carrell
The Patient — Laurel Keane
Joubert — Brendan Farley
Maria — Cat Johnson*
Mme. Helene — Melanie Adelman*

Directed by Patrick Shearer
text from Little Orphant Annie
 by James Whitcomb Riley

Sarah — Leah Carrell
Jennifer — Laurel Keane 
Brother Blood — Pete Boisvert

*appears courtesy Actor’s Equity Association

Production and Design Team

Stage Manager
Stephanie Cox-Williams

Costume Designer
Lauren Cavanaugh

Lighting Designer
Gabe Evansohn

Makeup Designer
Cat Johnson

Prop Designer
Stephanie Cox-Williams

Set Designer
Rebecca Comtois

Sound Designer
Patrick Shearer

Technical Director
Courtenay Drakos

Original Music
Larry Lees

House Manager
Courtney Weber

Pete Boisvert, Rebecca Comtois,
Patrick Shearer, Stephanie Cox-Williams

Associate Producer
Ben VandenBoom


“An Evening of Grand Guignol Horror, on one level, was a fun evening of entertainment. Stage blood generally makes for a lively experience, especially around Halloween. Upon closer inspection, the show provided a thought-provoking observation—certainly for this reviewer—about our culture's current fascination with pain and gore, and explored the boundaries of what we consider truly shocking.” —

“From the moment the lights go down, plunging the house into a deep darkness that lasts long enough to be unsettling, the audience knows it’s in for something unusual . . . The gleefully deranged Blood Brothers (Pete Boisvert and Patrick Shearer, who also direct) narrate the evening’s festivities, reminiscing about blood spilled and yet to be spilled. And spill it does, from slit throats, burnt skin, decapitations and mutilations of many kinds . . . There are not many opportunities to see well-done macabre theatre. Hopefully, the Blood Brothers will return, spreading blood and horror next Halloween season.” —

Photos by Aaron Eptein