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Blackbird

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Joan Marcus

Blackbird

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Dave Koz, Jeff Koz

We gave it an A-

A young woman (Alison Pill) and middle-aged man (Jeff Daniels) hash out the affair they had when she was 12 and he 40. Did she seduce him? Is he sexually perverse? Were they in love? Are they still? And who suffered — or deserved to suffer — more in the 15 years since? Dramas about pedophilia are shocking by nature, but don’t confuse David Harrower’s Blackbird with Law & Order: SVU. Pill and Daniels roar through each of the play’s psychological turns with breakneck deliveries and merciless emotional accuracy: You can’t catch your breath long enough for an easy gasp or cry. (Tickets: 212-581-1212) A-