Comedy Gets World Premiere at WTF

Tina Benko

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall will be presented from August 8, 2012, through August 19, 2012, on the Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the summer festival’s final production of the 2012 season. The world premiere of WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! is directed by May Adrales (Goodman Theatre’s Mary, WTF’s 2008 Fellowship Play Cold Hard Cash) and features Tina Benko (Irena’s Vow), Aaron Costa Ganis (Public Theater’s 365 Days/365 Plays), Brian Tyree Henry (The Book of Mormon), Greta Lee (4000 Miles), Andres Munar (Blood and Gifts), Kathy Searle (Apple Cove), and Carolyn Michelle Smith (The Acting Company’s As You Like It).

In WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!, one-percenter Eden Higgenbotham (Benko) lives a cushy Upper-East-Side life surrounded by equally affluent, vain, and

Playwright Katori Hall

snobbish friends. When a sudden stroke causes her to contract the very rare Foreign Accent Syndrome, which makes her speak uncontrollably with a Jamaican accent, she’s forced to embrace a dramatically altered identity. WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! is a searing satire of race and class by the Olivier Award-winning writer of The Mountaintop, Katori Hall.

The creative team includes David Gallo (Scenic Design), ESosa (Costume Design), Gina Scherr (Lighting Design), and Jill BC Du Boff (Sound Design). Jenny Dewar is the Production Stage Manager.

WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! is produced in association with New York’s Signature Theatre where Katori Hall is a member of their Residency Five Program.






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