Dreamwell Theatre continues its â€œSeason of Taboo Bijouâ€ with Blackbird by David Harrower.
Blackbird will play at 10 S. Gilbert Street March 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Fifteen years ago, a series of encounters happened between Una and Ray that should never have happened. Ray was 40. Una was 12. They haven’t seen one another since. When Una tracks Ray down and shows up at his place of work, both of them are faced with the shatteringâ€”and unexpected–consequences of trespassed innocence.
Blackbird received the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. The New York Post says, â€œThis haunting, powerful, incendiary work is the sort of daring theater far too absent from our stages these days.” The Associated Press called it a â€œfascinating and unnerving ninety-minute cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and sexual intrigue, with genuine theatricality and undeniable shock value.â€
Blackbird features Erin Mills as Una and Rip Russell as Ray. Angie Toomsen directs. Rich Riggleman is the technical director.
Due to language and adult themes, Blackbird is intended for mature audiences.
Tickets are $12 regular, $10 senior, and $8 student. Reservations can be made at www.dreamwell.com or 319-541-0140.