by David Harrower
Pillsbury House Theatre and
The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis
Stephen Yoakam and Tracey Maloney
Best Production 2008
Twin Cities Drama Critics
Scenery by Joe Stanley
Lights by Mike Wangen
Sound by Andrew Mayer
Costumes by Heidi Hunter-Batz
Photos by Michal Daniel
"Edgy originls us gasping an
" Here was the perfect storm of script and onstage talent.
Stephen DiMenna crafted an absorbing white-knuckle ride through
emotions both familiar and otherwise."
"Ambiguous, painful, fleetingly tender, this production
insinuated itself into the memory, and it won't
soon go away."
- Quinton Skinner , CITY PAGES
" Director Stephen DiMenna steers the tone with assurance.
The production manages to convey a sweetness beneath
the transgressions that humanizes the characters."
"DiMenna pulls off the double trick of coloring his
characters in resonant, sympathetic tones, then jarring us back to reality"
"The theatrical equivalent of a last punch to the gut"
- City Pages
"You will not want to miss BLACKBIRD.
Taughtly directed and wonderfully, courageously acted."
""There are dramatic pleasures aplenty"
"Edgy originality... it leaves usgasping and wondering."
- Minneapolis StarTribune
" A thought-provoking show with fine
acting and intelligent staging power"
- St. Paul Pioneer Press