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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

29
Great acting, Intense, Excruciating, Do not bring the kids, Overrated

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!!

24
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

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.

41
Confusing, Insipid, Excruciating, Cliched, Indulgent

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

40
Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Intense, Overrated

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.

Also The climax was not earned. The playwright did not build the characters... Read more Read less

For a previous production
28
Confusing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if You enjoy a slow paced, confusing play. By the time you get to the action, you just don't care anymore.

Don't see it if You want an interesting play that moves quickly enough to keep your interest.

For a previous production
10
Disappointing, Quirky, Excruciating

See it if dramas that may or may not be well written. Impossible to tell due to extremely thick accents/brogue used in the production.

Don't see it if you wants actors who can say their lines in a manner that is understandable to the large majority of the audience.

Also I was told to look at and possibly edit this review due to the low sco... Read more Read less

For a previous production
1
Cliched, Banal, Dated, Excruciating

See it if If you are a loyal friend of the cast

Don't see it if If you want fresh theatre which delivers any human truth


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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