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94 Star Starred
Studio Theatre - Milton Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
202-332-3300
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"Blackbird"
12 ratings
4.8 average rating
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34 reviews
7 stars
attended Dec 19 2008

This is drama at its best, acted beautifully. The author takes a taboo subject which would put you in a framework of "right and wrong" and then unfolds the plot so that you are forced to put those polarities aside and look at the nuances in the...continued

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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 04 2008

Outstanding acting, gripping plot, interesting ending!

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Dec 21 2008

Very provocative to the extent that I was uncomfortable. Certainly not boring and very well acted.

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Quotes & Highlights

“…theater at its most elemental: one man, one woman, one set and a head-to-head confrontation, about events long past, that occurs in real time.” —The New York Times
“An extraordinary, no-holds-barred drama that both chills and thrills.” —London Telegraph

Description

by David Harrower

directed by David Muse

starring Lisa Joyce and Jerry Whiddon

From the first line to the final blackout, Harrower never gives the audience a moment to breathe in the tautly written drama. The play begins when Una shows up unannounced at Ray’s office. They have not seen each other in 15 years – not since their scandalous relationship came to a crashing halt with astonishing repercussions. Over the course of 90 minutes the audience discovers the startling secrets behind their relationship and the consequences of it from which Ray and Una cannot escape. Blackbird provokes existing assumptions and dares the audience to rethink the meaning of love stories.

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