Streams

"Blood and Gifts"

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Playwright J. T. Rogers talks about Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of “Blood and Gifts.” He’s joined by stars Jefferson Mays and Jeremy Davidson. The play tells the story of the secret spy war behind the Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. It’s playing through Sunday, January 8, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Guests:

Jeremy Davidson, Jefferson Mays and J. T. Rogers
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Comments [2]

Heidi from Brazil

I bet.

Dec. 22 2011 11:33 AM
Ben from Westchester

I saw the show last week and think it was Rogers' best work yet.

The play was so multi-threaded -- there were things to ponder regarding the US/Afghanistan relationship, the US/Soviet relationship, the way politics work internally in the US, and more.

And Rogers was able to do it in a way that included genuine characters who you cared about, with dramatic arcs in their stories and a thoughtful play that didn't impact you solely on a cerebral level. Just an exceptional show.

And then there were those great touches of 1980. The ice trays. The Eagles music.

I'm also eager to hear from Jefferson Mays. He was exceptional in I Am My Own Wife. And then this was a completely different role which he made so memorable. Just an amazing actor.

Dec. 22 2011 10:15 AM

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