Members say: Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

About the show

Dublin playwright Derek Murphy takes us inside the home of the Kelly women as they prepare to grieve the imminent death of their patriarch, and they would grieve if only he’d get on with it. 

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A murdered cabbage, a missing eye, and a haunted toilet, the Kellys are falling apart while trying hard not to come together. Part of the 10th anniversary season of Origin’s 1st Irish, New York's annual festival of Irish theater.

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"Funniest play I've seen in years...Greek tragedy filtered through Mel Brooks...'Dyin' For It' concerns the father of a dysfunctional family who's been sent home from the hospital so he could die in his own bed...Murphy's comic genius taps the explosive humor in coupling the ordinary with the outrageous...The quartet of performers could give lessons in ensemble playing. They are all superb...The dazzling split-second timing must be credited to the splendid direction of Keating." Full Review

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Funny, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if t like dark comedyve Irish humor and an absordbing story with terrific performances

Don't see it if Do not like dark Irish humor

Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Acting was excellent. Play was entertaining & funny. Venue was cute, very intimate. The dark humor reminded me of the Coen Brothers.

Don't see it if won't enjoy a play about a dysfunctional family involving the topics of patricide & incest.

Also Open seating. Venue is very small so all seats are fine, but arrive ea... Read more Read less

Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in Irish black humor. Like programs at Irish reportsry theater with intense relationships

Don't see it if You want slapstick or sappy drama

Funny, Clever, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you like dark Irish comedies with a twist.

Don't see it if you only like musicals or don't get ironic humor.

Funny, Clever, Edgy, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if you can appreciate a joke; you're open to creative solutions

Don't see it if you're squeamish about death

Also Great small theater space. ... Read more Read less

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