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The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal

From 27 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Clever, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining

About the show

Irish Repertory Theatre presents a new dark comedy about a recluse in rural Ireland whose life is disrupted by a stranded stranger. More…

In the west of Ireland, a lonely outsider is forced to live on an abandoned campsite on the barren outskirts of a seaside town. Late one night, when a lost bachelorette party discovers his caravan, he finds his whole existence challenged and his home life threatened. During this long night of reckoning, among the glitter and the grime, a battle for survival ensues. But in these few hours can tender love save us all?


Member Reviews (27)

MEMBERS SAY:

Quirky, Clever, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining
76
Avg Score

During previews
95
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you'd like to be entertained by flawless performances centered in a funny, whimsical story energetically told in an intimate space.

Don't see it if you're looking for something heavy, political, hate Irish accents, small theater spaces, lack a sense of humor.

During previews
79
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if you like an Irish bizarre character romp

Don't see it if you dont like quirky interesting folk.


November 27th, 2016
"There’s a lot of dialogue and plenty of depredation, but having put these characters together, Ms. Sexton and the director Alan Cox don’t know quite what to do with them. Despite a persistent theme of innocence and experience, 'The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal' mostly feels like a one-act that outgre...
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November 28th, 2016
"The intimate space is perfect for this oddly charming little play...With a typically Irish handle of language and its comic potential, Sexton draws laughs by contrasting Pigeon's time-warped existence with the trashy excess of Lolly and her ilk...As Pigeon, Keating gives the heftiest performance...
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December 5th, 2016
"The play's early scenes constitute a bruising acting challenge and John Keating handles it like a master...The playwright, Laoisa Sexton, has a gift for creating harrowingly vivid characters, but she overloads them with tics...Sexton simply fails to make a case for why we should be interested......
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November 27th, 2016
"'The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal' is true to form with its cast. What's unexpected is that director Cox has mounted this play with drop-dead production values...'Taj Mahal' will be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates something wild and wooly...Cox has elicited powerful performances from his actors...T...
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