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I Hear You and Rejoice

From 24 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

About the show

In this solo show, writer and performer Mikel Murfi creates a tender portrait of a bustling Irish town, focusing on the indomitable football manager and woman-about-town, Kitsy Rainey. More…

From the football field to the chapel floor, Kitsy always has the final word. By turns moving and comic, her friends and neighbors celebrate the impact Rainey has made on her community.

Member Reviews (24)


Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

Indulgent, Repetitive, Overlong, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you like skits that are lengthened to 75 minutes. You've seen the play within the first 15 minutes or so.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-person plays or plays that are way too long.

Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you love storytelling and particularly Irish storytelling, with its special brand of charming, idiosyncratic characters told with warmth.

Don't see it if you want more than cartoonish, caricatured persons in heavy-handed portrayals, especially the females with Dame-Edna-worthy falsettos.

September 17th, 2018
"Accomplished entertainer though he is, Tony Cleary doesn’t have a thing on his creator...This virtuoso is strictly small-time compared to Mikel Murfi, the inexhaustibly multifarious writer, director and sole performer...It’s ultimately impossible to resist the gale theatrical force as Mr. Murfi ...
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September 18th, 2018
“Murfi is amazing...Murfi employs his vocal and physical prowess to conjure up an entire community on the stage that is bare...An exquisite theatrical experience of the purest form...Murfi is breathtaking as he clowns, mimes and barrels all over the space while distinctively rendering each charac...
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September 25th, 2018
“It’s lovely to see how a simple twist of a hip can suggest a woman who is annoyed, and a tugging gesture at the armpits can suggest an ill-fitting bra...A program note indicates that encounters Murfi had with groups of older people in Sligo helped formulate these remarkable theater pieces...In a...
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June 13th, 2017
for a previous production "Mikel Murfi contains multitudes – still. The Irish actor can fill a one-man show with people: men, women, children. He brings whole villages to life...Murfi is legion and it is quite a thing to watch...This is a show that abounds with love – so much that, in many ways, it struggles to find the w...
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