Friday, January 30, 2009

Pearce Bunting, Actor

In Theatre Exile's Blackbird, Pearce Bunting (with co-star Julianna Zinkel) plays a man who's scared to death. AD Amorosi penned a piece on Pearce for this week's City Paper.

Theatre Exile:
"Two lovers meet face-to-face for the first time in 15 years. They awkwardly retrace the steps of their affair, collectively remembering the details; the moment when they met, the events leading up to their parting. Typical in most every way of any other romance, except that she was 12 and he was 41. Ray and the prepubescent Una booked a room in a hotel to consummate their relationship with the intention of leaving together the next day, never to look back. He left to get some cigarettes and then they never saw each other again. Not through the six year jail sentence Ray served. Not through the years of public scorn and subjugation Una suffered. A chance picture in a trade magazine has lead Una back to Ray. But is it for answers, reconciliation or revenge?"

By David Harrower
Directed by Joe Canuso

Blackbird, Feb. 5-March 1, $18-$40, Theatre Exile at Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St., 215-218-4022

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