Venue Details

Studio Theatre - Milton Theatre
1501 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20005
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from Linda Hirsch
Red Velvet 62 events 34 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 19 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from phylbo
58 events 8 reviews

Outstanding acting, gripping plot, interesting ending!

reviewed Dec 04 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
7 events 7 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 21 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Darren
18 events 4 reviews

Very smart. Taught and extremely well acted.

reviewed Dec 18 2008 report as inappropriate
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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


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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