Already closed | 1h 30m | Upper W Side

Misterman

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Confusing, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

About the show

Enda Walsh's play "Misterman," written for a solo performer, is a study of one man’s descent into religious mania in small-town Ireland. More…

s

The play's action is set in 'an abandoned depot/dilapidated factory' in Inishfree, where loner Thomas Magill lives out his days, interacting with the people of the town via tape-recordings he has made of their voices, or by impersonating them himself.

He is convinced that it’s up to him to save the sinful place, but his deranged mental state leads to dire consequences for him and the town.


Member Reviews (13)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Confusing, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious
70
Avg Score

78
Thought-provoking, Vigorous acting, Great writing, Edgy, Intense

See it if to see a visceral, powerful solo piece by Walsh in which 1 spirited actor inhabits his sinful neighbors as he plunges into religious fervor.

Don't see it if ur looking for lighter fare than this off-beat, riveting, unrestrained piece that demands your rapt attention; u suffer from ecclesiophobia.

70
Problematic accents, Metatheatrical, Gripping story, Brilliant script

See it if you'd like to see a problematic production of a brilliant, infrequently performed script from one of the great living playwrights.

Don't see it if you do not want to sit through long stretches in which “dialog” is not so intelligible.

Also I salute everyone involved in the current Room 15 production of "Miste... Read more Read less

68
Quirky, Intense, Difficult to understand, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if extremely intense one man shows interest you. Thomas converses with his neighbors who exist mostly in his mind trying to save them from sin

Don't see it if you dislike heavy accents or plays that require your active mental interaction to track the events.

69
Great writing, Confusing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you follow Enda Walsh. Writing and depiction of characters is terrific.

Don't see it if you have a problem with thick accents. Difficult to understand some of the dialogue which made the show confusing.

68
Confusing, Dizzying, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you admire Enda Walsh and are willing to view his dizzying portrayal of a man's dramatic breakdown without understanding everything he says.

Don't see it if you need to understand everything the marvelous solo actor says. As others have mentioned, his accent is thick and it can be frustrating.

67
Confusing, Good acting, Intense, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy one person shows; are interested in Enda Walsh's writing and/or Irish drama.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows and/or dark dramas.

Also In a way this reminded me of Private Peaceful, which was also a one ma... Read more Read less

84
Riveting, Disturbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intense

See it if You're interested in an impressively acted one-man show regarding a mentally challenged man fixated on religion. Well worth your time.

Don't see it if You don't like solo shows or struggle with various Irish accents, or can't handle depictions of violent acts.

49
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if ... you're an Enda Walsh completist. A committed one-man cast. Difficult accent. Hard to follow.

Don't see it if .. you want to avoid a 100 minute play that felt longer.

50
Excruciating, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you like to watch a man jump about on stage , scream most his lines, spew utter chaotic lines and feel COLD at your seat.

Don't see it if you expect something light, entertaining or wan it to be easy to determine what is being conveyed.

98
Riveting, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like intense Irish drama and one-person shows.

Don't see it if if you are looking for light entertainment.

Also Perfect setting for this play. Walsh's play is a very accurate psychol... Read more Read less

100
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a one man show fan and enjoy the character with many layers and simple direction on stage.

Don't see it if If you do not like sittng through a one man show without intermission.

Also Alex Montaldo brings Enda Walsh's Thomas Magill to life. The different... Read more Read less

100
Great staging, Dizzying, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if See it if you like dark drama and solo shows. the director did a wonderful job giving us a glimpse into Thomas Magill's insanity

Don't see it if If you don't understand Irish accent and don't like extremely dark shows.

100
Riveting, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if See it if you like emotionally intense drama and dark subject matters. This play is both disturbing and heartbreaking.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you have a hard time with Irish accents and depiction of violence.


“Misterman” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

Related content


Cast & Creatives (2)