The good news is that the theater season has officially commenced. The better news is that Stray Cat Theatre is kicking things off with David Harrowers controversial Blackbird, recipient of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Play and featured on many American and London theater critics Top 10 lists. The truly magnificent news is that this volatile piece of theater will be directed by Stray Cat founder Ron May, no slouch in the directoral chair.
Based on a much-publicized true story about a guy who hooks up with an Internet pal even though he knows shes under the legal age of consent, Blackbird showcases all thats wrong with the virtual world weve come to live in. Warnings in Stray Cats media releases about strong adult language and material suggest a grown-up night of fun for thoughtful theatergoers.
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