Ends Feb 02 | 1h 20m | Midtown E

Maz and Bricks

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant

About the show

In Fishamble's new show, Maz is planning to attend a pro-choice demonstration. Bricks is planning to take his daughter to the zoo. But, as the day unfolds, nothing goes to plan and the two become unlikely friends. More…

From the show:

Olivier Award-winning company Fishamble returns to 59E59 Theaters as part of 1st Irish, following its previous, highly-acclaimed productions of On Blueberry Hill, Little Thing/Big Thing, Charolais, I Can See Clearly Now, and The Pride of Parnell Street.

Maz is planning to attend a pro-choice demonstration. Bricks is planning to take his daughter to the zoo. But, as the day unfolds, nothing goes to plan and the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible.

Member Reviews (15)


Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant
Avg Score

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting

See it if A well acted play that has some good writing points in it.

Don't see it if Thick accents make this at times difficult to follow and enjoy. Political message in it not for everyone.

Relevant, Intelligent, Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Meet-cute oil-water opposites-attract hot-button rhyme-com. Easily removed from socio-politics with rhyming scheme in a foreign locale.

Don't see it if Accents. Monologues. Poetic rhyme. Non-combustible politics , but non-combustible oil and water chemistry between two, which is also nil.

Also One floats to the other "side" by conviction or for romance or both?

Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You love playwrights that just write amazing words

Don't see it if You are bothered by accents. Also there are lots of monologues in this

Also This is almost perfection based on what it was. I typically do not lik... Read more Read less

Hasn't quite found the way to tell this story.

See it if You appreciate new writers trying to tell a relevant story.

Don't see it if Want a story told in a traditional way.

Talky, Cliched, Banal

See it if Quirky love story between two socially unaligned lost souls with a lot of baggage find each other.

Don't see it if Very talky, and although the backdrop features some political/social ​commentary there is nothing new or special here.

Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you enjoy Plays with alternating monologues in an Irish brogue.

Don't see it if You want to see a play where the characters interact,

Also The actors were very good and they gave the play their all, but I coul... Read more Read less


See it if You want to watch talented actors.

Don't see it if I could see how some people would really like the show but the beat poetry style and story weren't for me.

Th actors were quite good...especially the young man., Enchanting, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You don't mind concentrating really hard to understand the brogue, and are interested in what motivates people to become activists.

Don't see it if The brogue will be too hard to understand, and you prefer plays with larger casts and more action.

Also The actors were quite good, especially the male lead.


See it if you like Irish Fringe

Don't see it if thick brogues get in the way of enjoyment

Also The male actor's Irish brogue made a lot of what he spoke unintelligib... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Relevant, Funny

See it if you enjoy relevant, quirky shows, new plays,

Don't see it if you have strict views on abortion, you've never changed your mind

Also This is great one act play that explores some polarizing ideas in a un... Read more Read less

During previews
Humane, Warm, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy modern Irish drama, two-character plays, stories about strangers connecting, folk with esteem issues & guilt, people who feel real

Don't see it if don't like new plays, Irish drama, two-handers, talk about abortion and abuse, 80-minute one acters, Irish accents & slang

During previews
Intense, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Plays that tell us about people who meet and like what they see and use rhyme as dialogue to communicate and narrate the action. And then..

Don't see it if You don't like rhyming... and don't care to see what can happen when strangers meet and then split.

During previews
Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a serious two hander that deals with abortion, rape and family ruptures

Don't see it if You have trouble with a fairly thick Dublin accent from the male character which can make following the dialogue challenging

During previews
Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy pure theater; deep-felt expression of hidden scars from painful experience and loss, slowly revealed. Author is one of two actors

Don't see it if You don’t like uncomfortable subjects or Irish accents.

During previews
Quirky, Romantic, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like a boy- meets- girl story that resonates because of the issues involved

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that include monologues

January 12th, 2020
"Marching for Rights, With Signs of Romance: Set in Dublin during the run-up to Ireland’s vote to repeal its abortion ban, this play by Eva O’Connor too easily pairs up two damaged souls."
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January 13th, 2020
"'MAZ & BRICKS' at 59E59 Theaters Captivates-Two Individuals Meet in the Midst of Social Change"
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January 13th, 2020
"For a long time, before it takes a darker, more melodramatic turn, 'Maz and Bricks' appears to be a romantic comedy that unfolds en route to an abortion-rights demonstration; I'm guessing you haven't seen that one before."
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January 12th, 2020
"A quirky yet moving story about the vulnerability of the human heart and the universal need for connection."
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