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Crackskull Row

From 59 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Confusing, Edgy

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (59)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Confusing, Edgy

60
Irish accents and slang too heavy to understan!

See it if You love everything Irish....including incest and violence of the desperate

Don't see it if you like GREAT Irish theater,,,this is a poor one!

60
Confusing, Disappointing, Depressing

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.

Also It takes rather a bit more - one might say TONS MORE - to shock these ... Read more Read less

For a previous production
69
Confusing, Slow, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You can understand heavy old Irish accent, and like dark plays

Don't see it if If you are bothered by inappropriate adult contact or have a hard time understanding accents

For a previous production
60
Great acting, Confusing, Overwhelming

See it if you like captivating acting and high production values

Don't see it if you're easily confused or not prepared to decode heavy, wordy language

For a previous production
65
Confusing, Excruciating, Edgy, Intense, Great acting

See it if you enjoy dramas that explore the darker, more twisted side of humanity, or if you want to support a female director and female writer.

Don't see it if you would have a hard time understanding an Irish dialect (although you kind of get used to it), you don't want to see a story with incest.

For a previous production
69
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Intense, Raunchy

See it if Your into dark and taboo subject matter in a dysfunctional Irish family. Can understand heavy accents .

Don't see it if You cannot handle incest and murder with heavy accents.

For a previous production
60
Fine, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an Irish family drama with mystical elements. Beautiful set design from an ambitious company.

Don't see it if you expect to be blown away. Honestly, it was fine, but that's the best word to describe each part: acting, writing, directing. It was fine.

For a previous production
68
Edgy, Intense, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate an intimate theater and an intense story.

Don't see it if you can't handle a story involving incest.


February 12th, 2017
"A minor problem with the play's structure is that it's difficult to keep track of the characters' secrets and lies as they slip into and out of their own regrettable past and present selves. Yet director Kira Simring has a firm grip on the action and keeps the cast invested in their unlikable ch...
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March 7th, 2017
“Director Kira Simring and her talented cast manage the nifty trick of creating a path of destruction that is both in and out of time…The double casting adds to the mind warp…Ms. Molloy writes with a poetic sensibility, a fondness for puns and an ear for metaphor…Ghosts, when they arrive, tend to...
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March 3rd, 2017
"Under Simring’s lyrical direction, there is a very Oedipal twang and structure...Molloy plays with flashbacks and memories that start with a stellar performance by Colin Lane as a jailed man looking through the prison bars back into his past...This is a bleak and dark exploration of jealousy, ra...
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February 10th, 2017
"Molloy spins a tale of intrigue and madness as she exposes the underbelly of a complex dysfunctional family...That past is played out brilliantly by the engaging cast who give their multiple characters and their multifarious conflicts authenticity and believability...Under Kira Simring’s directi...
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