After a successful Off-Off-Broadway run, The Cell's mounting of Honor Molloy's dysfunctional family drama transfers to the Irish Repertory Theatre. More…
In 1999, Rasher Moorigan is finally released from prison after serving time for a monstrous crime he committed more than 30 years earlier. After reuniting with his mother, an old woman haunted by a vanished Dublin, they confront the ghosts of the past and an uncertain future.
See it if Dark family mystery with intense characters, ghosts, and gorgeous language. I was transfixed, torched and blown away. What an ending!
Don't see it if The accents will put you off, or you don't enjoy this much intensity, including sex and violence.
See it if Molloy's engrossing pitch-black dramedy of family history at its most perverse Language can border on poetic Actors all fine esp Costigan
Don't see it if Irish accents can detract as well as dark subject Simring's breakneck pacing often disorients Reminiscent of early McDonagh or Philip Ridley
See it if you like Irish plays and funny but gloomy family sagas, great accents, edgy but gradually revealed storyline & secrets
Don't see it if you have trouble with nonlinear structure and characters playing multiple versions of themselves or not, thick Irish accents, sad characters
See it if I don't really recommend it. Great acting but unpleasant to watch. Nice set though. The tiniest stage I've ever seen. Very intimate theater
Don't see it if If you don't like seeing plays about incest. Seemed long. Ugh!!
See it if you enjoy Irish drama. The playwright, Honor Molloy, is a third-rate Martin McDonagh.
Don't see it if you get upset about incestuous themes. Also, characters go from young to old and back, and can be very confusing.
See it if You like Irish plays. Incest, violence, sadness, fantasy, realism, a little of everything. Super set, wonderful acting, terrific writing.
Don't see it if If Irish accents turn you off. If you want a light funny sweet play, this is not it.
See it if you love the sound of the irish brogue and super dysfunctional family life, filled with rage, jealousy, and violence. deep, dirty, dark.
Don't see it if you like light and frothy. this is dark and dirty. small but functional staging
See it if you like Irish plays with humor and drama and mysticism. great acting and anguish.
Don't see it if you don't like Irish accents, dysfunctional families, cast playing multiple roles, non-linear plot.
See it if you enjoy dark Irish gothic plays and terrific acting. Strong ensemble with Gina Costigan's performance amazing. Masterful direction too.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy a complicated text or a very dark play about family secrets. Not for fans of comedies or musicals.
See it if You appreciate original creative talent infused theater with masterful script, direction, staging, & OMG great acting! Enjoy powerful drama!
Don't see it if You dislike dark drama that challenges traditional moral standards. You dislike shifting of time & reality with paranormal & fantasy plots.
See it if you are not afraid of a dark story in an intimate setting. It reminded me of some of Fellini's movies.
Don't see it if a horrific story is going to upset you too much.
Also This is a real treat for the serious theatergoer
See it if You like dark, dark, dark Irish drama about poverty, abuse, and ensuing mental illness. Performances are top rate.
Don't see it if You have a weak stomach for verbal and physical violence. 80 minutes of on the edge of your seat drama.
See it if you think Irish playwrights can do no wrong - that was my mistake....
Don't see it if you prefer a little laughter with almost buckets of tears. I visited lovely Ireland this past summer. Apparently, Ire. 66 was 180 degr. off.
See it if You love formula driven Irish plays performed in a sub basement
Don't see it if You rather spend your time doing something productive like washing clothes
See it if You like dark Irish theatre (though I do, and didn't like the show).
Don't see it if You're not wearing ten layers of clothing, because they pump arctic air into the theatre.
See it if You like mysteries. Powerful story, powerfully told and acted. Intense, riveting. Impressive.
Don't see it if Not everyone's style or theme. It's not light fare. The accents are hard at first.
See it if You enjoy dark, heavy & emotional dramas. Well constructed w/ excellent performances. Packs a strong punch.
Don't see it if You dislike intense shows exploring heavy and uncomfortable themes.
Also This is great theater! If you have a chance to see it, GO!
See it if you really enjoy memory plays, especially if you're Irish. The accent is heavy and I found it hard to understand.
Don't see it if you have a hard time with accents. The Irish dialect and slang made it hard for me to understand a lot of it.
See it if you like a show that grows on you and makes you wonder afterward. You begin to see the variations . Also 4 super actors
Don't see it if you are easily upset about horrible family relationships,
See it if You like dark, edgy dramas. You like fantasy elements mixed with realistic drama.
Don't see it if You don't like dark dramas. You don't like fantasy elements in plays.
See it if you enjoy intense, if a bit confusing, dysfunctional family drama, touching on forbidden relationships, insanity and murder.
Don't see it if you dislike heavy accents which are not always comprehensible; you are very sensitive to edgy subject matter; you dislike non-linear plots.
See it if You are interested in the porousness of reality, spirituality and insanity overlying an Irish dysfunctional family drama.
Don't see it if You have difficulty with Irish brogue/Irish argot or sordid family situations.