In Conor McPherson's drama, haunted by memories of a shameful past and shattered life, John Plunkett is forced to confront his demons and grapple with his chance at redemption. More…
From the show:
See it if A powerful central performance by Bean & solid support from Street impede McPherson's alcohol soaked drama from sliding into moroseness
Don't see it if Despite the virtuoso writing on display, it's essentially an alcoholic drunkalogue w/a few interruptions But redemptive ending plays well
See it if you like Irish drama & McPherson, stories about fathers & daughters, glimpses of a tragic difficult life, satisfying end to make you think
Don't see it if have difficulty with Irish accents, don't like stories dealing with alcoholics or attempts at father/daughter reconciling, plays set at Xmas
See it if you want to see a just-about-perfect revival of Conor McPherson's gem of a play featuring a wonderful central performance by Jeffrey Bean.
Don't see it if you do not like Irish drama or a slow-moving piece is not your cup of tea.
See it if an alcoholic recalling memories of the damage his behavior did to himself & those around him; many excuses
Don't see it if want an uplifting play, don't want profanity, want a clear happy ending
See it if You like Conor McPerson’s work. It is a dark but uplifting Irish play. Beautiful acting by all three actors.
Don't see it if You don’t like a talky play with little action. I thought the words were beautiful and the play unfolded nicely. It’s worth the effort.
See it if you are a dedicated Conor McPherson fan and interested in his early work; enjoy Ciairan O'Reilley's work and fine acting
Don't see it if you expect the usual sophistication of this author's work; can't tolerate too familiar stereotypes and weak storyline that is predictable.
See it if You’re attuned yo Irish sensibilities and ways of storytelling. The swings from arch humor to desperate sadness cone often.
Don't see it if It unfolds slowly and is claustrophobic by design. If you like action this isn’t for you.
See it if you like Irish theatre and truly appreciate great acting. These three actors are not to be missed. Intense at time and thoroughly worth it!
Don't see it if you have some issue with Irish storytelling. Really enjoyed this one. Realism at its best.
See it if You want to see a show that has really strong acting.If you want to see a really well done production, with an interesting set.
Don't see it if If you are expecting a big production. If your expecting an uplifting experience.
See it if The show had a fine cast, superb acting and was 100% absorbing. I hung on each and every word and mannerism of the characters.
Don't see it if If you have trouble with accents, alcoholism, profanity or dark shows.
See it if A very deeply moving play by Conor McPherson. The avoidance of taking responsibility for your actions based on alcoholism is heartbreaking.
Don't see it if don't know
See it if You like a well-told, character driven story. Appreciate a contemplative night at the theatre. Want to see fine acting.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to language, family issues, alcoholism. Need an upbeat or fast-paced story.
See it if You want a perspective on death and dying from a living persons perspective. The two characters the main guy acts with are pivotal to plot
Don't see it if You do not like dramas about imperfect people.
See it if you like/love Irish drama and the self-indulgence of its characters. The acting is very good and the story all too familiar. Effective
Don't see it if you have no patience for the Irish emotionalism. It is all over the play and stigmatizes the characters but it is worth seeing for craft
See it if Another fine, intimate, dark & intensely moving play from this fine Irish playwright, Conor McPherson. Super production from Irish Rep.
Don't see it if Thought it's not long (1 1/2 hrs) the pace is deliberate, the ideas and feelings are presented slowly. It's set in a dreary funeral parlor.
See it if You enjoy dramas about dysfunctional families where alcoholism is a factor. Great acting and good staging in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if You prefer happier subject matters, musicals and an actual ending that doesn’t leave you wondering how/if it’ll work out.
See it if You like Irish plays, you like Conor McPherson, you’re interested in the struggles of men who can’t connect but do talk a lot.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see a play about an alcoholic, you like the action to happen onstage.
Also Not a Christmas play despite the name.