Joan Marcus
Aubry D'Arminio
April 22, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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-

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