Irish Rep presents an evening of three classic Irish plays, 'The Pot of Broth,' by William Butler Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory, 'The Rising of the Moon,' by Lady Gregory, and 'Riders to the Sea,' by John Millington Synge. More…
A simple policeman looks into his heart and turns himself into a wide-eyed folk hero. A hungry trickster makes a hearty meal of a stone and a song. A poignant tale is told of a solitary man washed up by the sea on the faraway coast of Donegal. With their romantic views of the past, these three plays are full of politics, wild humor, unique displays of language, and finally, deep tragedy.
See it if Beautifullly rendered chamber plays depicting Irish fortitude, black humor & independence Synge's Riders/Sea is the jewel in the crown
Don't see it if Lady Gregory's play rather obtuse & feels sluggish despite Moore's best efforts Staging a bit claustrophobic at times but minor drawbacks
See it if you are interested in Irish plays & history, want to learn more about Synge, Yeats & Lady Gregory, hear grand Irish accents
Don't see it if you don't like one act plays especially an evening of them, have no interest in Irish theatre or history, or don't like Irish humor
See it if you want to see three gems from the Irish theatre that are rarely performed. Both the acting and the direction are exquisite.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-act plays.
See it if you want a dose of Irish culture without reading Ulysses. I felt like I was in an Irish cottage at the turn of the last century--great set!
Don't see it if Things Irish don't delight you. These are three delicate pieces, beautifully portrayed, acted and directed.
See it if you love Irish theater. These are three examples of tightly wrought short gems, beautifully acted and directed. Brava Charlotte Moore.
Don't see it if one-act plays are not your thing.
See it if for the pleasure of seeing work by important founding Irish voices; fine acting and singing; poetic writing; captures the era beautifully
Don't see it if period pieces, one act plays or Irish grief are not your things
See it if If you want to see three short plays from Irish playwrights. The first two stories of getting conned are funny. The last is touching.
Don't see it if Don’t care for Irish theatre or want longer length material.
See it if you appreciate outstanding acting, writing, and direction even in an extremely small-scaled setting, especially if you love Irish literature
Don't see it if you only like big productions and light-hearted plots.
See it if you like intimate venues with a small cast telling stories you have never heard
Don't see it if you don't know how to whisper as sound amplifies in here or you want something uplifting
See it if I just spent St. Patrick’s Day being delighted by these three very ‘Irish’ short plays. Made for an enchanting day☘️
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy Irish storytelling and singing.
See it if Well acted. beautifully directed by Charlotte Moore, fine writing and amusing and intelligent. Amazing use of tiny space!
Don't see it if If Irish classics don't interest you
See it if You have Irish sensibility. One was whimsical, one political and one tragic. Captures it all. Great acting in a small space. Very intimate
Don't see it if You’re not good with a brogue
See it if 3 well performed short plays that transported me to the 1904 Irish countryside. Period folk music. Levity, camaraderie, and grief.
Don't see it if A bit dated & cliched but charming. Captures the essence of peasant life in that time and place.