Irish Rep presents the American premiere of this cantankerous comedy about a cranky Irish farmer whose bubble bath is interrupted by a slimy land developer. More…
Old Irish farmer Hugh Pugh is having his first wash in four years. His sudden interest in hygiene has been brought on by the upcoming visit of his estranged brother, but another visitor arrives mid-soak. Developer Rob McNulty is hoping to buy a field to convert to a golf course, but Hugh is far more interested in spinning yarns than signing contracts. Excruciating negotiations ensue, amidst the suds and rubber duck, in this meeting of avarice and ambition.
See it if you enjoy watching Peter Maloney, one of our finer actors. Also, if you like looking at an interesting set design.
Don't see it if you have a low level of tolerance for yelling and screaming in a small space. If you don't like an overstuffed one-acter.
See it if Outstanding acting could not save this sadistic and edgy play. The denoouemont was predictable and uncomfortable but well acted.
Don't see it if You are not happy with viewing sadism.
See it if Irish brogues remind you of your parents (or grandparents)
Don't see it if You want something meaty. There's not much to this. I'm a big fan of Irish Rep but this was my least favorite show there
See it if You are an Irish Rep subscriber and can't foist your tickets off on anyone else
Don't see it if You love Irish plays with endearing characters and rich language. Disappointing one-note performances by both actors who deserve better.
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