Irish Repertory Theatre presents a series of tall tales told by four Irishmen vying for the attention of a woman whose own story puts theirs to shame. More…
In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there. With a whiff of sexual tension in the air and the wind whistling outside, what starts out as blarney soon turns dark as the tales drift into the realm of the supernatural. Then, Valerie reveals a startling story of her own….
See it if you love ghost stories. Play's structure (ea character tells a story) is unsophisticated, as are the tales. Not my cup of Irish Breakfast.
Don't see it if you want a real play w lots of dialogue. If, however, you like a good yarn (or several) you'll have fun. Good performances.
See it if You enjoy good naturalistic writing, exquisitely tuned acting
Don't see it if You need a dramatic story arc and relationships that go somewhere
See it if You enjoy traditional Irish themes, good acting, small venue
Don't see it if Enough already of the Irish ghost stories in bars - I saw a production many years ago that was more ghosty & more fun for that reason
See it if Love Ireland and ghost stories. Set in a pub, each character relates a spooky tale. Yet who has the most frightening tale of all? A classic.
Don't see it if You don't care for long monologues.
See it if You value heightened naturalistic barroom theater with a warm sensibility and a touch of mystery.
Don't see it if Language and character should take a back seat to plot and spectacle or you'd rather drink than comprehend.
See it if You want to be swept away by a clever and thoughtful play. The actors were brilliant, and really took you into their experiences.
Don't see it if Don't like light swearing.