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 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.
See it if you enjoy great acting, casting, and direction. You don't mind mixing "real" and imaginary scenes. You enjoy the most intense of O'Neill.
Don't see it if "Long Day's Journey Into Night" is too dark/intense for you; this is more so. You dislike mixing "real"/dream scenes.or accents/Irish-isms.
See it if you like really great acting; accept prose-style narration & magical realism in a non-linear play; accept being left speechless afterwards
Don't see it if you have poor concentration;( VERY thick Irish accents and idioms;) don't like stage violence; prefer light, fluffy entertainment
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
See it if you've seen and appreciated a Beckett play. Dark, compelling and mysterious look at death and family life where the past is never over.
Don't see it if you cannot hang in there not knowing what is going on until later--and even then it's not fully clear--and thick Irish brogues wont do.
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
See it if like the experience of seeing a horrific storyline made bearable and convincing by extraordinary acting
Don't see it if you like comedies
See it if you like intense absorbing Irish drama in an intimate setting - great cast, set, story.
Don't see it if have difficulty understanding well enunciated speech with an Irish accent or if you have mistakenly climbed 4 floors to a locked entrance.
See it if you're up for untangling a sordid knot of a family mystery play
Don't see it if you don't much care for sordid, knotty family mysteries; if double-casting confuses you
See it if You like plays that have non-linear plots, deeply troubled characters and controversial subject matter.
Don't see it if If you have difficulty following a plot that shifts time periods, deals with morality issues, has trouble understanding Irish accents
See it if I just gotta say i loved it- can't give an explanation except it was a woman's trails and tribulations and not necess PC. How do we cope?
Don't see it if You don't like a thick accent, or incest or honest means of getting by or unconventional coping methods. This is in your face theatre.
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.
See it if you like-family dramas-Irish productions-plays with metaphysical elements-monologues where actors narrate/break the fourth wall
Don't see it if you don't like-productions with accents-short intense dramas that let up with little comic relief-plays entirely taking place in one setting
See it if You are interested in Irish theatre, or you like dark, intense, brooding works.
Don't see it if You don't like dark dramas, you have trouble understanding Irish accents, or you don't like shifting timelines.
See it if If you enjoy dark comedy, you want to be challenged.and you like to analyze themes and motifs
Don't see it if If you prefer a linear structure and don't think much of updated Oedipal themes
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.
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.
See it if You love Irish theater and dark family drama with hidden secrets and bloody pasts
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding accents or if incest is a trigger.
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.
See it if You like memory plays, Irish accents, intense family dramas
Don't see it if You're not used to watching theatre/following plots, have trouble understanding accents, want something light
See it if You like Irish culture, clever writing, great acting and an amazing set
Don't see it if You don't like to think and figure things out.
See it if you appreciate intensity, Irish lore & melodrama or want to be voyeur to a poor incestuous family. Masterful acting, set design & prop work.
Don't see it if Actors play multiple characters, which others found confusing. Trigger warning: mother-son kissing & implied sex, domestic violence & blood.