Blackbird

BLACKBIRD

by David Harrower

March – April 2009
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
in association with Canadian Stage

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Fifteen years ago, Una and Ray had a relationship. They haven’t set eyes on each other since…
Now she’s found him again.

Winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Play, David Harrower’s explosive work was the hit of the Edinburgh International Festival in 2005 and a smash on London’s West End and off-Broadway. In 2009, Studio 180 presented the Canadian premiere of this gripping, surprising and utterly unforgettable drama. Blackbird marked the beginning of our exciting partnership with Canadian Stage as part of the Berkeley Street Project.

DIRECTED BY Joel Greenberg
FEATURING Jessica Greenberg, Hardee T. Lineham & Samantha Somer Wilson
SET & COSTUME DESIGN Michael Gianfrancesco
LIGHTING DESIGN Kimberly Purtell
SOUND DESIGN Michael Laird
STAGE MANAGER Robert Harding
PRODUCTION MANAGER Nathaniel Kennedy


Season Sponsor 2008/09


BMO Financial Group

“Heart pounding and surprising.”

GLOBE AND MAIL


“Provocative! Intriguing! Love, loneliness and intoxicating temptation. A terrific play!”

CBC RADIO


 “Blackbird wings high. Intense two-hander captures a taboo relationship’s anger and fear.”

NOW MAGAZINE


“A riveting production of Harrower’s play… Joel Greenberg delivers a taut production on a wonderfully anonymous set by Michael Gianfrancesco.”

NATIONAL POST


“Pulls no punches… Jessica Greenberg and Hardee T. Lineham deliver bravura performances. This is live theatre at its best!”

★★★★ THE NEW AM740