Ireland's The Corn Exchange makes its New York debut with this one-woman stage adaptation of Eimear McBride's novel, which chronicles the inner narrative of a girl from womb to age 20. More…
'A Girl is a Half-formed Thing' tells the story of a young Irish girl’s devastating adolescence as she and her sickly brother struggle for a semblance of normalcy in the shadow of sexual abuse, denial, and chaos at home. Aoife Duffin portrays a character of astonishing resilience and intelligence, determined to rise above her deprived childhood.
See it if you like one-woman shows, minimal staging, gripping performances, & plays about reasserting one's identity against horrific obstacles.
Don't see it if the subject matter is too painful/triggery (the show takes a hard look at protag's experience of child abuse, violence, rape, suicide/death)
See it if You like poetic dialogue, and are ready for an intense experience delivered by one brilliant actress, and you like female-centric themes.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy avant garde, edgy theatre and have a hard time following poetic license, or you need lots of action and plot.
See it if You like immersive story-telling where every little mannerism pulls you into its world. If you like avant-garde, this is definitely for you.
Don't see it if You're confused by one person playing several characters and are sensitive to the subject of rape.