David Harrower's Dark Drama BLACKBIRD to Open 9/9 at The MET Theatre
DBA STUDIO will present David Harrower's controversial drama BLACKBIRD opening at The MET Theatre. Don Bloomfield, will direct the masterful, award-winning and intense production, starring Cali Fleming and Michael Connors.
The show is set to open September 9th, 2017. There will be two preview performances Sept. 7th and 8th, at 8:30PM. Tickets on sale now at www.blackbirdhollywood.com.
David Harrower's play BLACKBIRD originally premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival before moving on to London's West End where it won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Play in a production. The show also found critical acclaim on Broadway.
BLACKBIRD tells the story of Ray and Una. Ray spent several years in prison for statutory rape, and Una was ostracized from her community after the incident. Now, she has found him by accident, and the play delves into their complex feelings for each other.
Two people who once had a passionate affair meet again fifteen years later. Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as they recollect their relationship when she was twelve and he was forty. Without any moral judgments, the play never shies away from the brutal shattering truth of the abandoned and unconventional love. Ray, fifty-six, after years in prison and subsequent hardships, has a new identity and has made a new life for himself, thinking that he could no longer be found. Una, twenty-seven, has thought of nothing else, and on finding a photo of him, sets out to find Ray. She is looking for answers not vengeance. Nevertheless, the consequences are shattering.
Though clearly, and definitional, sexual abuse has occurred, the play that ensues is also part of a love story -- a horrible love story, but a love story all the same. Blackbird is a forbidden encounter and a taboo recalling of the past. It is a criminal love story.
BLACKBIRD will open September 9th - October 22nd, 2017. Performances are Friday & Saturday 8:30PM and Sunday at 3:00PM, at The MET Theatre. Located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90029. Tickets are $25. Tickets available at www.blackbirdhollywood.com or by calling (323) 960-4412.