Saturday, May 04, 2019
by David Harrower
April 25- May 5, 2019
This intense work was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, where it received its world premiere. After years in prison and subsequent hardships, Ray, has a new identity and has made a new life for himself, thinking that he cannot be found. Una, upon seeing a photo of Ray in a magazine, has arrived unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the passionate relationship they had fifteen years ago, Una is looking for answers, not vengeance. Nevertheless, the consequences are shattering.
“The gifted David Harrower’s intense BLACKBIRD promises to be the most powerful drama of the season…masterly, mesmerizing…extraordinary…a miracle.” —NY Times