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Get the Boat

From 51 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense

About the show

A poignant, gruff, and sometimes comic new Irish drama makes its US debut. A story about sudden friendship, life-shattering decisions, and the secrets that we share.  More…

Two strangers meet on a journey that many Irish women still keep as their biggest secret. When you meet someone for the first time you bond over the things you have in common. But what if the thing you have in common is also your biggest secret?

Member Reviews (51)


Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense
Avg Score

Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Insightful, Important

See it if You want to see a sharply written/acted quick piece that is immensely important, now more than ever. Written for Ireland but for US too.

Don't see it if You have no interest in topical or controversial subject matter. Or if you want a show that spoon feeds you. This asks hard questions!

Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Dated, Slow

See it if you are interested in the abortion question. The actresses do a great job.

Don't see it if you are sure of your decisions regarding abortion. The plot is a narrow polemic that ends where real conversation might begin.

Exquisite, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a brilliantly written play with great acting that goes in depth on a touchy subject

Don't see it if You are not interested in the subject of abortion

Also I believe there is a talkback after every performance which I was not ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Heart-breaking

See it if you want to see a heart-breaking but poignant look at abortion in Ireland through the eyes of two different women.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a play that is pro-choice on abortion or you need a big show or you do not like projections.

Also Enjoyed a talkback with the actresses (one of which is also the author... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if you're interested in women's right to choose. With Ireland just recently passing a referendum on allowing abortions, this play is so timely.

Don't see it if you cringe at discussions of reproductive rights. If you're strongly aligned to one side, you might not like this balanced presentation.

Also The talkback was extremely informative and added so much to the play.

Must-see, Promotes open-dialogue, Refreshing / unique, Passionate / thought-provoking, Great (but very short) book / strong performances

See it if Closes tomorrow: MUST-SEE!!! Only 50min. Catch it right after "INNIT". Both are part of #IrishWomenWrite @ Soho Playhouse.

Don't see it if ...more to come...


See it if You’re interested in learning more about abortion rights in Ireland.

Don't see it if You want a well-paced show. It has slight PSA vibes, and favors characters’ point of view over action or events happening.

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You like thoughtful short pieces about women and women’s issues. This candid, delightful well written and acted show is full of surprises.

Don't see it if You are not open to conversations about abortion and a woman’s right to choose. Don’t like short plays. Don’t like intense plays.

Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are into intense shows about controversial topics - in this case abortion rights

Don't see it if You are looking for an entertaining 45 minutes at the theater

Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You want two sides to a story and a “darker side” to Ireland. Very relevant to today’s replacement for the court battle.

Don't see it if You are extremely to the right. Or cannot see women as having a say.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Intense

See it if you're interested in women's issues, enjoy a slow drama that builds in intensity as it progresses

Don't see it if aren't interested in women's issues, need a fast moving show, elaborate set, & action. Need more than intense dialogue to carry the show.

Thought-provoking, Extremely relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You want a fair-handed exploration of a sensitive subject

Don't see it if The issue if abortion is a trigger for you ir you're fanatically "pro-life"

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Good acting

See it if You are interested in women's rights & self-determination. If you can hang with a lack of resolution. If you are ok with short.

Don't see it if You want something that is fully developed - this is a good idea for a first act but it's not finished.

Also I really enjoyed this particularly the way in which it forces the audi... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to learn about Irish contreversy about abortion and the struggle of Irish women have to endure during process.

Don't see it if If you arent interested to learn about other perspective on the issue and ignore the challenges these women are facing.The struggle is real.

Also We had a Q&A session after the show and it was very refreshing to hear... Read more Read less

Confusing, Disappointing, Intense, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in dramas about very important issue

Don't see it if You like light plays or musicals

Interesting issue

See it if want a very short piece re an important issue & you like talkbacks

Don't see it if you have a closed mind, unless you want to see other perspectives

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in reproductive rights and are open to a balanced portrayal of issues.

Don't see it if you expect a full-length production with a well-defined arc. This production is under 1 hour.

Also I highly recommend attending a performance that is followed by a talk-... Read more Read less

Relevant, Profound, Absorbing

See it if You have an open mind regarding women's right to choose and why each person's choice is so individual.

Don't see it if You are pro-life or not open minded enough to see a show based upon women's right to choose.

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that deal with significant/serious issues. appreciate a small/short/simple play

Don't see it if if you need a large light production

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You have a firm belief pro or con aboit abortion.

Don't see it if Very small intimate theatres isnt your thing.

Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if you want a short drama about the question of choice. Intense but short.

Don't see it if If you are not open to dialogue on choice.

Also Very short, but intense. I would guess if you are not Pro Choice, you ... Read more Read less

A peek into our future?

See it if you enjoy plays that voice women’s issues and emotions. Well- written, well-acted, taut, one-act play.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this play

Intense, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Short

See it if you're interested in social issues, you like plays relevant to current events, you're interested in women's stories, or you like short shows

Don't see it if you are hostile to abortion rights, you are hostile to women, you don't want to listen to different perspectives on relevant social issues

Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if It was such a well acted play regarding women's rights and of there own bodies . Left with an appreciation of living in the USA

Don't see it if If you are not interested in the History of Abortion in Ireland

Intense, Relevant, Resonant

See it if a two women show exploring the needs of an abortion. Even though both need one ... the idea that one reason is better than another ...

Don't see it if you do not like to think or pushed out of your comfort zone.

August 3rd, 2018
"Theater that will give you a new perspective on life, and also has you talking long after you leave the theater...Sheds a new perspective on why changing Ireland's ban on abortion may not necessarily be as it sounds...What could be a straightforward, fact-filled discussion about abortion turns i...
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July 13th, 2018
“Brennan’s simple yet effective writing...A quietly powerful work. The dialogue is a skillful blend of mundane details, biographical data and expressions of world views that all strongly delineate the characters...Brennan’s command of plotting injects suspense, surprises and momentum, all combine...
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July 11th, 2018
"There are still numerous well constructed moments in this story that boldly illustrate how two diverse life paths can share common territory. Though we get to know them for less than an hour, we gain tremendous insight into the difficult decision that both women are making...Ms. Brennan has writ...
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July 12th, 2018
"Whatever dramatic germ this material holds is crushed by the actresses' lethargic performances. Although both seem superficially natural, they practically whisper their conversations, show no sense of urgency, only briefly display any theatrical energy, and make their turtle-paced 45 minutes or ...
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