St. Ann's Warehouse presents the US premiere of Enda Walsh's ('Once') enigmatic, two-person drama about two men whose lives unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes. More…
Where are these men? Who are they? What room is this, and what might be beyond the walls? Equal parts comic and achingly poignant, 'Ballyturk' scratches beneath the surface of rural Ireland and Walsh’s worlds of 'Misterman' and 'The Walworth Farce.'
See it if you enjoy the expressionist, dystopian fables of Enda Walsh, sometimes disarming, often challenging, but always riveting, artful & touching.
Don't see it if you don't think you'll dig an abstract mashup of Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Sartre's No Exit, Emma Donoghue's "Room" & Morecambe and Wise.
See it if You're a fan of Enda Walsh & contemporary Irish theater, enjoy Beckett-like plots, like visceral, physical acting and awe-inspiring endings
Don't see it if You don't like frantic, bizarrely verbal plays, don't like plots that despite insane activity seem to be static, spiritual or focus on death
See it if you enjoy avant garde theater, where everything is unclear but somehow resonates with you. I don't quite know how to describe this show.
Don't see it if you want a straight forward play with plot and structure, dislike loud music and silliness, nothing is what it seems.
See it if you enjoy abstract plays which veer more towards the absurd. A challenging play w/different layers of meaning. Great acting, staging & sound
Don't see it if you're looking for a play that is easy to interpret. This is an unusual piece of work and will certainly not be for everyone.
See it if you like Beckett, Pinter; absurd, challenging, thought-provoking plays, Enda Walsh & his poetic writing combined with manic action
Don't see it if you want a traditional easy-to-follow story that you don't analyze long after you leave
See it if you are a fan of existential theater that makes you think, particularly about life and death.
Don't see it if you are looking for a typical narrative play with a straightforward plot.
See it if You like your theater difficult and thought-provoking to the point of confusion. Also maniacally funny. Or if you are a child of Beckett.
Don't see it if If you favor plots, coherency, logical progression and realism in acting and drama stay away from St. Anne's.
See it if you're willing to enjoy the sharp dialogue and outstanding acting, and ignore the massive plot derailment after the third character appears
Don't see it if you expect plots to make sense, have a lesson or moral, go anywhere... I really enjoyed Walsh's Arlington and was quite disappointed here
See it if you love Walsh's unique and deeply poetic imagination. Fantastic acting by all three, moments of pure lyricism and masterful direction.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of Walsh's hermetic vision or need a play that explains everything. I am a fan, but I know he can be obtuse at points.
See it if for its wild, absurd and nonsensical approach to themes of life and death
Don't see it if you prefer something straightforward rather than abstract and surreal
See it if u want modern, hyper, hectic, confusing but passionate and heartfelt ultra-contemporary theater about dystopian living, community & kinship
Don't see it if u don't like Enda Walsh. Nightmarish violent confusing challenging rapid-fire & ultimately tragic & eloquently beautiful. Not for everyone
See it if You want to see a contemporary, very contemorary, writer following in the footsteps of Beckett and Sartre.
Don't see it if You need everything spoon fed to you.
See it if you are a fan of Enda Walsh, plays with abstract settings, or plays that make you think
Don't see it if you are looking for something straight forward or with a happy ending, or if you can’t understand Irish accents.
See it if you appreciate theater at the edges, astonishing acting by actors at the top of their craft, or know and already love Enda Walsh's work
Don't see it if You think it'll be like Once. It is not. Or you need linear and clear narratives.
See it if you like Enda Walsh, delicious spoken word, masterful acting & movement, dynamic duos, existential mystery
Don't see it if you are confused by abstraction, don't want to read between the lines, need an intermission
See it if you like plays with existential themes, crazy high jinx that seem to have no purpose and no cogent plotline other than a death ending.
Don't see it if you want something with a meaty plot, characters who have dimension and a satisfying ending.
See it if You lov phisicalcomedy, if you want to be surprised and if you want to think about deep stuff after the play!
Don't see it if If you are not in the mood for great action!