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.
See it if You like one-person shows, multiple characters, fast paced dialogue
Don't see it if you are sensitive to sexual subject matter and rape