‘CSI’ star to play man with sordid sexual past
When “CSI: Crime Scene Investgation” star William L. Petersen returns to the stage of the Victory Gardens Theatre this season, he will be starring in British playwright David Harrower’s “Blackbird,” a hit in London’s West End during the 2006 season and the following year at New York’s Manhattan Theater Club.
Harrower’s drama (not to be confused with Adam Rapp’s play of the same name, performed here several season back by Profiles Theatre) is the story of the “reunion” between Ray, now 55, who 15 years earlier had a sexual relationship with Una, then a 12-year-old neighbor girl. Now, after he has served time in prison and she has endured years of ridicule, she has tracked him down. What transpires is bound to raise many questions.