Performer/playwright Sonya Kelly presents an autobiographical comedy about falling in love and having to prove it to the government. Part of Origin’s 1st Irish Festival. More…
Irish Sonya and Australian Kate fall in love...but then they need to persuade the Department of Immigration that they have the right to live together in Ireland. Join the couple on a madcap odyssey from the stony townlands of Ireland to the leafy depths of the Queensland bush.
See it if for a heart-warming, laugh-filled take on romance. Kelly is a charmer w/ the gift of the gab. You'll root for her as if she was your sister.
Don't see it if you want big things from theater. This is a small, intimate piece in a barebones setting. I'd see this again, tho, instead of The Encounter.
See it if you like smart quirky shows that make you think about some ideas from some different points of view.
Don't see it if you don't like one person monologue plays, that's basically what this is.
See it if You would enjoy a humorous, touching autobiographical tale that is part theater, part standup comedy.
Don't see it if You want to see something darker or more dramatic. You prefer a larger ensemble than 1 lead and 1 supporting role.
See it if you enjoy whimsically told tales of personal experiences.
Don't see it if you prefer stories with lots of action, big casts and hugely dramatic conflict. This show is quieter and more charming than those.
See it if Even if you don't like one person shows. This is Irish storytelling/humor at its best. A little multimedia also mixes things up a bit.
Don't see it if You're looking for a show about UFOs.
See it if you enjoy a complicated, funny, real love story. Essentially a one-woman show, the play creatively navigates various different perspectives.
Don't see it if You struggle with one-actor (or effectively one-actor) shows, or if you cannot get past how much the writer/actress resembles Rachel Dratch.
See it if funny look at the trials and tribulations of obtaining a long term residency visa in Ireland made relevant by a heartwarming love story.
Don't see it if you lack sense of humor.
See it if an entertaining solo performance about bringing a new love interest into Ireland. Funny, well written, great performance
Don't see it if don't like solo peformances.
See it if You want to experience a solid And worthy Broadway play. Fantastic must see. Great acting and clever staging. A story still relevant today.
Don't see it if You enjoy musicals more than a compelling drama.
See it if you like a one woman show w/ a stage manager also in the show. If you like a good laugh at crazy but true stories /Irish accent/immigration
Don't see it if you dont like 1 woman shows/uncomfortable w/ lesbian stories. If you want a traditional stage play. If you have a closed mind to fresh ideas
See it if funny interjections want to know how to prove love for a non-believing govt official
Don't see it if a mostly one woman show vibrant actor who cannot keep one immersed at all times
See it if absolutely hilarious, kept the whole audience laughing throughout
Don't see it if you're not big on one-woman shows (even though she shares the stage with her stage manager, it's focused on her)
See it if You're looking for a pleasant one person show by a warmly engaging performerr
Don't see it if If you value more clever and engaging fair than your average undemanding middle class theater goer.
See it if this is a great show about what its like to be an immigrant. touching and funny...
Don't see it if you don't like one woman show stories about personal experiences
See it if you enjoy a cleverly presented story about real life dilemmas; anything Irish; a charming and energetic presenter.
Don't see it if you can't understand a very slight Irish accent; you are anti-gay; you are anti-Irish; you dislike one-person shows
See it if You enjoy a clever, funny, and well written show. Sonja Kelly's accents and comedic timing are both excellent. Definitely a gem of a play.
Don't see it if You think plays from Ireland can be sad and dreary.
See it if you want to see how theater can transform a potentially dreary subject (immigration hassles) into something that's both funny and touching.
Don't see it if you have a job title that ends in "-ographer". (You'll get it when you see the show.)