If you’ve ever abused another human, playwright David Harrower has an uncomfortable reminder for you in his taut two-person drama. Blackbird has ratings and 50 reviews. Beth said: starsThe earlier you read this play, the more I think you’ll enjoy it. Or perhaps I should rep. Blackbird. Front Cover. David Harrower. Dramatists Play Service Inc, Blackbird is a tense and powerful “problem play”, confronting the problem of.

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It’s raw, it’s real, it’s dirty, it’s fascinating.

Nor will it comfort those determined to deny victims any possibility of agency in their own abuse. The ambiguity in the morals and the plot have kept this work very present in my mind. Plays, Playscripts Literary Backbird By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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There are no weapons on display haerower — no knives, no guns, no stage blood — but this is the most lacerating play on Broadway this season. It’s not natural dialogue, which could turn so readers aways especially since this piece isn’t meant to be read, it’s meant harroewr be seen in a production. I hope to see it or even be in it one day. Nov 04, Lauren rated it really liked it.


And, um, this is one of those plays with all the qualities of a Great Play. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. And similar question as others: I can’t wait to see this play sometime.

Aug 09, Dylan Zucati rated it really liked it. Ray and Una are reunited, having previously had harrowdr sort of ‘relationship. It looked skinny, and I wanted to finish an entire play while I was stopped in at the bookstore waiting for my car to be resuscitated.

Seuss’ The Grinch Fantastic Beasts: Paperback96 pages. This Akvarious production was also later presented in Bangalore and in New Delhi. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

Blackbird review – Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels stun in abuse drama

In Dennis Zacek’s thoughtful, beautifully blacckbird staging, every moment counts, as each answer raises new questions and each flash of insight raises the drama’s emotional stakes, building to a shocking final twist. Most of the play is a choppy dialogue Now, years later, she’s found him again A Play David Harrower No preview available – Few reunions of this sort are happy, but this one is especially fraught.

The play is written in an unusual, but natural style. Subscribe to this thread:. Theatre Michelle Williams reviews. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

The subject matter is deeply disturbing, yet this is a very important and poignant piece that tests the waters of relationships with what we conceive as predators. I ordered this play out of curiosity.


View all 4 comments. Fifteen years ago they were lovers. By Aimee Levitt The play asks many questions and allows us, the audience, to provide some of the answers albeit through much debate. The reception that greeted the play was as nothing to the reaction to Blackbirdwhich debuted at the Edinburgh international festival in August and left many critics wondering what it was they were watching.

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William Petersen is one of my favorite actors, and he played Ray in a Chicago production of “Blackbird”. But then you have to, as a young writer, because no one else is going to.

For her part, Una has chosen, at the end of a workday, to confront Ray, a middle-aged, low-level manager who is dealing with the hassles of a late order at some nondescript dental manufacturing plant. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

They haven’t set eyes on each other since.