Already closed | 2h 10m | Gramercy

Da

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Cramped, Quirky, Slow, Absorbing

About the show

Irish Rep presents Hugh Leonard's Tony-winning classic memory play set in Dublin in the 1960s. More…

Charlie returns to his childhood home after his father’s funeral only to find the stubborn patriarch’s ghost unwilling to leave the house. As Charlie rummages through his father’s belongings, he surrenders to his own memories, both hilarious and wrenching, as the complexity of his upbringing comes alive before his eyes.

2h 10m | Already closed | DR2 Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Cramped, Quirky, Slow, Absorbing
75
Avg Score

75
Absorbing, Solid acting, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you love Irish plays filled w/off-beat chars. DA is your classic dysfunctional Irish family. Script was lacking (altho it won major awards).

Don't see it if you want an uplifting story. Mean-spirited chars abound. Set was cramped on small IRep stage. C Moore always gets good perfs from her actors

75
Disappointing, Funny, Cramped

See it if if you love Irish theatre but lower expectations. Irish Rep is not at they're home and this production doesn't live up to their standards.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Irish playwrights, culture, and humor.


January 26th, 2015
"A memory play with a spectral turn, “Da” has an exceedingly familiar feel. The cozy set could substitute for a dozen Irish Rep plays. The characters and themes (family, responsibility, loss) seem pretty typical, too. The oddest thing about “Da”: It won the 1978 Tony Award for best play. (That wa...
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January 22nd, 2015
“A warm and funny valentine from a son to his late father. But it’s not just some sweet and sentimental play — and cheers to that...This modest and entertaining work enjoys a worthwhile, well-acted revival.”
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January 22nd, 2015
"Perhaps the funniest piece of this sort in the canon, a wildly entertaining comedy-drama that won the 1978 Tony Award for Best Play. In a new production, the humor and vividness of the text are front and center, even if some crucial acting leaves a bit to be desired."
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January 22nd, 2015
"Perhaps the funniest piece of this sort in the canon, a wildly entertaining comedy-drama that won the 1978 Tony Award for Best Play. In a new production, the humor and vividness of the text are front and center, even if some crucial acting leaves a bit to be desired."
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