Last Chance to See ‘Blood,’ Musical about Shocking Real-Life Incident in Japan


4554Blood, musical now playing at The Complex, Hollywood, is ready to bring down the curtain with success beyond expectations.

Blood is a political thriller musical set in the 1980s, written and directed based on true-life event by the world famous producer, Robert Allen Akerman. It is follows the incident known as “Japanese Tainted Blood Scandal,” in which 2,000 people died of AIDS after the U.S. knowingly sold contaminated blood to Japan.

The musical got a lot of attention from Korean community as well for starring Korean American actors James Kyson and Rob Yang. James Kyson was on NCIS: LA, HBO’s Animals, and many more. Rob Yang starred in Off-Broadway pieces like A Mid Summer Night’s Dream and Shanghai Gestures.

The piece illustrates how the police revealed the conspiracy between hospital and pharmaceutical company for selling and using blood at high risk of contamination.

Blood will be on stage until Sunday, December 18. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Regular tickets are $35 and students get $10 discount with valid ID.

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Original article by The Korea Daily Los Angeles
Translated by Angela Koh