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mainstage series - BLOOD OF THE LAMB


B Street went to Scotland! In 2022, B Street Theatre commissioned playwright Arlene Hutton (LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, THE NIBROC TRILOGY) to write an exciting new play featuring members of our acting company. From this came BLOOD OF THE LAMB, a searing new drama starring Dana Brooke and Elisabeth Nunziato. Recently, BLOOD OF THE LAMB was selected for Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2023 receiving incredible reviews from The Telegrapgh and The Guardian.

The Telegraph
5 stars
"Set in the wake of Roe v Wade being overturned, this short two-hander at the Edinburgh Fringe packs the punch of a state-of-the-nation epic."

The Guardian
4 stars
"Directed expertly by Lyndsay Burch, this is a chilling scenario, clearly informed by the supreme court’s overturning of Roe v Wade."


A woman fights for her life and a lawyer tries to do her job in a Kafka-esque drama about bureaucratic chaos in a post-Roe America. This hot-off-a-workshop-script dives unflinchingly into the heart of forced-birth issues. With a sometimes surreal style, BLOOD OF THE LAMB is a heartfelt (and heartbreaking) look at two women navigating the vagaries of a law that requires a dead fetus to be carried to term as an unborn "citizen' of the state of Texas." Certainly a play of our current moment, as we find these women at opposite sides of the table amidst legal precedents, administrative madness, and moral obligation to humanity.

BLOOD OF THE LAMB, commissioned by B Street for Dana Brooke and Elisabeth Nunziato, has been invited to the Adelaide Fringe Festival, following our huge success in Edinburgh, where we receive NINE 4- and 5-star reviews. Every dollar donated will help us get to Australia and support the production in February and March 2024. Thanks in advance for your help. You can donate HERE


Arlene Hutton is the author of LETTERS TO SALA, THE NIBROC TRILOGY, and more recently, ACCORDING TO THE CHORUS, which premiered at The Road Theatre in LA and was produced by New Light Theatre Project at 59E59 in NYC earlier this year, featuring Dana Brooke. The Rubicon Theatre production of her play GULF VIEW DRIVE received a 2018 Ovation Award for Best Production. Other regional credits include B Street, which presented LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC and the entire TRILOGY, as well as Actors Coop, Chester Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Florida Studio Theatre, Kitchen Theatre, Mad Cow, Riverside, Taproot, Washington Stage Guild and others.

An alumna of New Dramatists and member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Circle Theatre Company, New Light Theatre Project, and Honor Roll!, Hutton is a three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, three-time semi-finalist for the O’Neill, nine-time finalist for the Heideman Award, Francesca Primus Prize finalist, and recipient of an EST/Sloan Commission, a Bushwick Starr grant and NYFA Fellowship. Residencies include the William Inge Center, the Lark, the MacDowell Colony, SPACE at Ryder Farm, and Yaddo. Hutton’s works have been presented at FringeNYC, Off- and Off-Off-Broadway, regionally, in London, Edinburgh and throughout the world. Edinburgh Fringe. Her scripts are published by DPS, Playscripts, and TRW. Group. Her latest play, BLOOD OF THE LAMB, commissioned by B Street Theatre, was selected for the Centenary Stage new works festival, was a finalist for Gulfshore Playhouse and will premiere at the prestigious Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh in August. Hutton has been on the faculty at the College of Charleston, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the University of the South and Seattle Pacific University. Based in NYC, she teaches playwriting for The Barrow Group. Hutton’s next project, commissioned by AD Players, is HOLLY STREET, a new Christmas play set in her NIBROC world.
Jul 26 THRU
Aug 4
60 MIN

cast & crew

on sale 05/01/2024.