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 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'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 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 like off-the-wall theatre that is very active and makes you really pay attention to try and figure out what's happening.
Don't see it if you don't like Twilight Zone-esque plots. It got a little weird and confusing for sure.