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Blood Ties ()

Produced by

Edge of the Sky Theatre

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwrights: Anika Johnson and Barbara Johnston
Director: Ann Merriam


Factory Mainspace Theatre


January 4th, 2017 – January 15th, 2017


Sheila’s uncle shoots himself in his bathroom on the eve of her wedding, and when her three best friends arrive in town to celebrate they are instead faced with the task of cleaning up the considerable mess left behind. (


Anika Johnson Sheila
Barbara Johnston Franny
Carter Hayden Paul
Jeremy LaPalme Larry
Kent Sheridan Conrad

Creative Team

Anika Johnson Playwright
Barbara Johnston Playwright
Ann Merriam Director
Jeffrey Newberry Musical Director
Honey Frid Musical Staging
John Leberg Set Designer
John Leberg Costume Designer
Andrew Clemens Lighting Designer


Lucy McPhee Stage Manager
Charlie Agathocleous Production Manager
Holly Shephard Production Coordinator


Josh Hoodless Factory Mainspace Technician
Joey Morin Festival Technician
Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer