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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)


Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Confusing, Edgy
Avg Score

For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Great acting, Dark

See it if you're interested in the darker corners of Irish theater and mythology.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to violence.

For a previous production
Confusing, Entertaining, Profound

See it if You understand strong Irish accents

Don't see it if You have long legs. Theatre seats were very tight

For a previous production
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Raunchy, Riveting

See it if You love Irish theater, interpesonal drama, or uncomfortable sexual situations

Don't see it if you don't speak English. There was a lot I could not catch. Also mom/son incest trigger warning

For a previous production
Exquisite, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You enjoy riveting, challenging theatrr.

Don't see it if You really should see it!

For a previous production
Absorbing, Interesting, Different

See it if you like irish storytelling...

Don't see it if you like big broadway musicals

For a previous production
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to to see a beautifully written and staged exploration of the Irish---and the human---psyche. A rare and original play.

Don't see it if You're over-sensitive to emotional and physical extremes---this play tells it like it is (or can be). Might be too powerful for some.

For a previous production
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

For a previous production
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You enjoy an engrossing story that is superbly acted.

Don't see it if you enjoy a linear, standard story.

For a previous production
Absorbing, Enchanting, Profound

See it if you like great story telling with a troubling edge. Thought provoking mystical writing. Mostly excellent acting, to improve with the run.

Don't see it if you have bad knees. Terrible cramped uncomfortable seating. Removing a row would greatly improve comfort and the show. Honestly.

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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