{WINNER of the OLIVIER AWARD for BEST NEW PLAY}

Blackbird

Written by David Harrower
Directed by Matt Hune
Featuring Greg Dean and Valentina Olarte

CHANGE IN DATES November 25 - December 12

 

"Under Matt Hune's noose-tightening direction, Blackbird takes wing in terribly disturbing ways. It is claustrophobic, deep, dark, and, somehow, amazingly free...When produced so thoroughly, sometimes the most beastly nightmares make the most intriguing theater of all." -Houston Press
"The gifted David Harrower's intense BLACKBIRD promises to be the most powerful drama of the season…masterly, mesmerizing…extraordinary…a miracle." —NY Times.
"Four stars! This haunting, powerful, incendiary work is the sort of daring theater far too absent from our stages these days." —NY Post.
"A provocative, shocking and worthwhile new play. Playwright David Harrower is definitely a name to watch." —NY Daily News.
"A fascinating and unnerving ninety-minute cat-and-mouse tale of revenge and sexual intrigue, with genuine theatricality and undeniable shock value." —Associated Press.
"An Ibsenite inquiry into the past…psychological insight, creation of characters and nice sociological detail…Poignant." —Evening Standard (London).

IMAGE GALLERY

PERFORMANCE Photos by Samuel Herrera

REHEARSAL Photos by Samuel Herrera

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

A portion of the BLACKBIRD box office proceeds goes to the Children's Assessment Center (CAC), a Houston organization dedicated to the prevention, assessment, investigation, and treatment of child sexual abuse.

BLACKBIRD is the reunion of Ray and Una; 15 years after their affair when he was 40 and she was 12. The two are both confronted with their past when Una confronts her abuser at his office after he has served his prison sentence.

Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the shattering consequences of their relationship.

Without any moral judgments, the characters try to examine their experience by reconstructing, releasing, and reclaiming their identities. It’s a play about truth, deconstruction, redemption, and restoration.

Tension is potent in the small confines of the Living Room. This is theatrical drama at its best.

*This production contains themes of sexual abuse and is for mature audiences.

PERFORMANCE TIMES

CHANGE IN DATES:

November 25 - December 12 (no performance on 11/26)
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 7:30 PM
Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM

PRICE

General Admission $28.00

Student $20.00

Free Beer and Wine at Every Performance

Seating is extremely limited. 
It is highly suggested you pre-order your tickets online.