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 Holiday visitors spur a man to reflection and regret a life less-lived because of the drink. Compelling drama.Great set. Accessible accents
Don't see it if The great acting is the thing here.An Irish play that blames the uncontrollable sway of the drink.Cliched.Still, it's emotional, nonetheless
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 want to see a small, one-set, 3-character play. The actors bring the characters to life with McPherson's usual moving dialogue.
Don't see it if tales of alcoholism, family estrangement, Irish life aren't your cup of tea--many of which are consumed during the course of the 90 minutes.
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 want to see a brilliant performance by Jeffrey Bean as well as superb supporting cast. Usual first rate direction by Ciaran O'Reilly.
Don't see it if you prefer light entertainment and you especially don't like plays about alcoholism and lifetime regrets.
See it if Deeply Irish poetry from the bottom of a whiskey bottle. It's sad but not hopeless. 3 terrific actors on a small set: pure language.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a show about an alcoholic struggling to right himself & deal w the mess of his life.
See it if you're a drunk or in recovery. Jeffrey Bean's harrowingly fidgety turn may sober the former and keep the latter away from a holiday nip.
Don't see it if you reckon Scrooge's Christmas feel-good turnaround is compulsory yearly; the transformation here is understated (and, possibly, doubtful).
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 Excellently acted Conor McPerson’s early work, which is not up to his later stuff.
Don't see it if this is not light entertainment and unfortunately just another Irish play about alcoholism and regrets and a wasted life.
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 enjoy slice-of-life dramas especially those told in Ireland about your "uncle" and like small intimate theaters with very good actors
Don't see it if can not bear the Irish accent, the Irish story, or just plain hard luck life stories with little hope of redemption without major changes
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 you like plays about dysfunctional family relationships and the pain that is caused when love can't express itself.
Don't see it if you haven't the patience to see through a good script that has been misdirected. The lead actor though competent never gives his character
See it if It was gritty Irish theater and full of family disfunction, personal angst and drama. I enjoyed it as I like that kind of play!
Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't like that kind of Irish drama - this is NOT a comedy!