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Da NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Disappointing, Cramped, Quirky, Slow, Solid acting

About the Show

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

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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

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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.

Critic Reviews (11)

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 wasn’t the strongest of years.)"
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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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January 23rd, 2015

"This finely constructed memory piece is characterized by comedy and melancholy...and this accomplished production is a testament to the play’s enduring resonance."
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January 22nd, 2015

"After thirty-eight years, Da remains a lucid dream of a play and this fine production re-affirms its place among endearing of contemporary Irish plays."
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January 23rd, 2015

"Their failure to fully connect with the audience, in a play that asks us to care for two opposing protagonists, makes for a long and plodding night."
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January 23rd, 2015

“Leonard's writing is extraordinarily pointed, and it's played with emotional verisimilitude by the cast under Charlotte Moore's greatly detailed direction. Any one of the scenes has the power to make patrons flinch.”
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January 23rd, 2015

“Leonard's writing is extraordinarily pointed, and it's played with emotional verisimilitude by the cast under Charlotte Moore's greatly detailed direction. Any one of the scenes has the power to make patrons flinch.”
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January 23rd, 2015

"Dense and well written, rife with comedy as well as serious turns. An example of a genre to which we’ve become unaccustomed, it’s also a lot to take in."
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January 22nd, 2015

"From the moment you walk in, as sure as the set’s forcefully steaming kettle promises a cup of tea, you are guaranteed to be taken care of. This production wraps you in the security of strong, vibrant and committed performances immediately."
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