Theater 808 revives Helen Edmundson's family drama set in 17th-century Ireland, during Oliver Cromwell's ruthless campaign to force out Catholics. More…
Robert, an English aristocrat, and his free-spirited Irish wife, Maddy, find their loving relationship threatened by Ireland's dangerous political climate. Should Robert ensure his own economic prosperity by betraying his wife and child, or should he risk banishment to an inhospitable land to keep his family intact? 'The Clearing' examines our universal desire for acceptance amid prejudice and fear in a tale of treachery, romance, and passion.
See it if You want to see a modern take on a classic story and have an interest in Irish History
Don't see it if You want periwigs and tights and are only interested in a traditional take on a compelling story
See it if you are a fan of Irish Drama - lots of that here. Intense and moving, heart wrenching plot, characters to love and hate.
Don't see it if Intense drama is not your favorite thing; cell phones and modern day dress in an historic setting upset your sense of time/place.