Blackbird

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This intense work was commissioned by the Edinburgh International Festival, where it received its world premiere. After years in prison and subsequent hardships, Ray, fifty-six, has a new identity and has made a new life for himself, thinking that he cannot be found. Una, twenty-seven, has thought of nothing else; upon seeing a photo of Ray in a magazine, she has arrived unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage, and raw emotions run high as they recollect the passionate relationship they had fifteen years ago, when she was twelve and he was forty. Without any moral judgments, the play never shies away from the brutal truth of this abandoned and unconventional love. Una is looking for answers, not vengeance. Nevertheless, the consequences are shattering.

By David Harrower

Featuring Evie Weir, Brian Epperson & Hannah Woodside

Set & Lighting Design - Bentley Heydt                                                                                                     Costume Design - Bianca Binneman                                                                                                             Stage Managers - Keshawn Mellon & Makaila McColley

Production Photography - Bentley Heydt