Venue Details

The Rockwell
255 Elm St. Somerville, MA 02144
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3.3 / 5 Rated by 29 members
Review from ari
34 events 12 reviews

The show was interesting. Very slow at times and even confusing. It felt like a first time show for the director. From beginning to end it seemed like a mess. The horrible thing about the event was all the chaos. I've never seen this at any...continued

reviewed Feb 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Zeth Weissman
18 events 8 reviews

This may have been the worst excuse for "theater" I've ever seen.

I was very excited by the idea of a show that you could go back and see the latest each month, but they failed to get me to care about any character and still unsure of what the...continued

reviewed Feb 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from SS
70 events 64 reviews

Great location. Fabulous acting. Multi-media performance. Extremely creative. Unique. Very excited about the serial play concept. Looking forward to episode 2. Very nice venue & staff were very friendly. Our mid 20's son joined us & hopes to...continued

reviewed Feb 23 2012 report as inappropriate
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February 17 – April 7, 2012:  Immaterial Girl (Episode One) __

Blood Rose Rising__ is a supernatural romantic thriller. It tells the story of Robert Blackwood, a young history professor living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who inherits a tumbledown Victorian mansion from his estranged father, the brilliant and mysterious Ulysses Blackwood, member of a long line of scientific and medical luminaries. Robert finds that the house is haunted by the presence of a beautiful Victorian woman, Rose. His growing obsession with her leads him to discover that by spilling the blood of the living, he can temporarily restore her to life. He sets out down the dark road between good and evil, murder and salvation, life and death.

With cast members Calvin Braxton, Andrew Cromartie, Poornima Kirby, Aimee Rose Ranger, Casey Preston, Dakota Shepard, Victor Shopov and Robert St. Laurence and live music by local bands, notably indy sensation Alchemilla, Blood Rose Rising promises many evenings of vivid, high-powered entertainment. 

Blood Rose Rising was created by Ben Evett, who has been an innovator on the Boston scene for over 20 years. A member of the A.R.T. Resident Acting Company from 1993-2003, Evett went on to found the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and led its remarkable growth from a small start-up to a cornerstone of the Boston theatre scene from 2004-2009. The scripts for the series are co-written by Evett and Steve Barkhimer, who is himself a theatrical renaissance man. Well known as a brilliant actor, director and musician, Barkhimer is also a skilled playwright who studied under the tutelage of Derek Walcott at Boston University and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s John Cauble Award for Best Short Play of 2009.

_The show is recommended for those ages 12 and older, as it contains some strong language, loud sound effects and music, and violence.



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