PHOTO CALL: Blackbird Opening Night

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The 2007 Oliver Award-winning play Blackbird, by Scottish playwright David Harrower, opened its U.S. premiere engagement April 10 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage I at City Center.

Previews for the incendiary two-character play starring Alison Pill and Jeff Daniels began March 15. The play was reportedly inspired by a newspaper account the playwright read about a man who went abroad to meet a teenage girl he first encountered on the internet. In the drama, directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, a woman, Una, shows up unexpectedly at the office of Ray, forcing him "to come to terms with the effects of their relationship," according to MTC. "Una pulls him into an encounter that is gripping, surprising and utterly unforgettable."


At left (from top): Jeff Daniels and Alison Pill; playwright David Harrower; MTC artisic director Lynne Meadow, Jon Robin Baitz and director Joe Mantello; Chris and David Lindsay-Abaire; Ethan McSweeney; Trip Cullman, Christopher Fitzgerald and Jessica Stone; Anna Paquin and Kieran Culkin; Nathan Lane.

Below: Playwright David Harrower, Alison Pill and Jeff Daniels.

photos by Aubrey Reuben
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