The Gamm to Conclude Season with BLACKBIRD, 5/1-6/1

The Gamm to Conclude Season with BLACKBIRD, 5/1-6/1

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) closes Season 29 with the Rhode Island premiere of Blackbird, Scottish playwright David Harrower's shocking drama that captivates audiences and leaves them breathless. Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella directs Madeleine Lambert (Anne Boleyn in Anne Boleyn) and Gamm Resident Actor Jim O'Brien (Salter in A Number, Thomas Cromwell in Anne Boleyn) in the discomfiting story of a tormented young woman who confronts a traumatic relationship from her childhood. Blackbird runs from May 1-June 1 at The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI.

Commissioned by the Endinburgh International Fringe Festival in 2005, Blackbird transferred to London where it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It went on to become an Off-Broadway sensation, hailed by The New York Times as "masterly, mesmerizing...
a miracle."

"I was fortunate to see the premiere of Blackbird in London in 2007. It remains among the most moving evenings of theater I have witnessed. Raw, shocking and unsettling, it manages to terrify and ignite compassion in the same instant," Estrella said. "We've been planning to mount a production for several seasons now, and I am very excited it's finally here. On the heels of Macbeth, it is sure to close our 29th season in a powerful fashion and linger in the memory for a long time."

Tickets are $38 and $48 (depending on day/time); preview and press performances (May 1-5) just $28. Phone: 401-723-4266; Online: gammtheatre.org.

Blackbird is suitable for mature audiences only.

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