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In 'Blackbird,' the wreckage of childhood abuse, laid out on the table

There are no easy outs in the Grove Theater Center revival of David Harrower’s “Blackbird” — not for its two characters locked in brutal psychological warfare, nor for anyone in the audience wishing for a moral framework that makes sense of their tortured relationship. That’s because Harrower’s...
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