Fifteen years ago Una and Ray had an illegal relationship. They haven’t seen each other since. Now she’s found him and they’re alone. But what exactly does she want?
Fifteen years ago Una and Ray had an illegal relationship. They haven’t seen each other since. Now she’s found him and they’re alone. But what exactly does she want?

Tell us about your show.

Blackbird tells the story of Una and Ray as they wrestle with the truth about the relationship they had fifteen years ago, when she was 12 and he was 40. The play takes place in real time from when a shocked Ray brings a determined Una into the disgustingly messy staff room in the back of the warehouse where he works. As soon as the door closes, the truth is up for grabs and the past seems to engulf them both, whether they like it or not.

This production of Blackbird is also site-specific, so we’re setting it in a grungy, intimate space that could easily be a staff room in any warehouse. As an audience member, you are inside this room with Una and Ray. But for those who would rather a slightly different experience, we’re also introducing a filmic viewing of the play in real time. This is for those who may want a little bit of distance from the emotional content of the play, or who might want to live in a more voyeuristic experience. What is it we want when we think no one else is watching?

Describe your show in three words.

Intimate. Unsettling. Pressure-cooker.

Why should someone come see your show?

If you like theatre that asks more questions than gives you answers, you should come see our show.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Our show would be Legion because he always has to question what is true.

If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

Is That How Clowns Have Sex?

The Details

Blackbird
Venue:
Shoreline Studios, 1425 Charles Street, Vancouver
Tickets: http://tickets.vancouverfringe.com

About #FringeDuJour

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For Even More Information

The 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 6-16 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.