Irish Arts Center presents Galway International Arts Festival’s trio of installations exploring solitude, where each room frames a new voice from Tony winner Enda Walsh ('Once'). More…
In 'Room 303,' an old man lies in bed waiting for the end. In 'A Girl’s Bedroom,' a six-year old leaves her bedroom and never stops walking until now. In 'Kitchen,' a wife wills her own implosion. Each playlet runs for approximately 15 minutes for audiences of six, who experience all three 'Rooms' in under an hour. A companion piece to 'Arlington' at St. Ann's Warehouse.
See it if Immersive theatrical experience of travelling to 3 different installations (rooms) Each metriculously designed & enhanced by Walsh's prose
Don't see it if Could get claustrophobic w/maximum number of people viewing Monologues are a bit dense & fused w/Irish morbidity; very powerful nonetheless
See it if you saw and enjoyed "Arlington" and want to see more by Enda Walsh.
Don't see it if you expect traditional theater with actors, or if you can't climb the stairs to the installation.
See it if You like intense Irish storytelling in an unusual setting. The stories were beautifully written with clearly expressed points of view.
Don't see it if You want to see something uplifting or you are claustrophobic.
See it if like unusual thought- provoking theatre. it was wonderful to be immersed in these 3 separate worlds. beautifully done. moving experience.
Don't see it if you need a straight- forward story. this is something to immerse yourself in and allow yourself to be carried away.
See it if You are in the mood to listen. You like Enda Walsh' non-commercial work.
Don't see it if you are claustrophobic or do not like darkness. You do not want to hear dark or depressing texts.
See it if You're interested in listening to monologues and testing out a mild immersive show. Also cool to check out the future new home of the IAC.
Don't see it if You are expecting to interact much with the environment or be very invested in the stories.
See it if You have super sensitive acute hearing. This is a brilliant, engaging concept that is hampered by muffled sound in each of the three rooms.
Don't see it if You want to hear every word.
See it if if you like innovative theatrical experiences, brilliant "acting" (the acting is actually three monologues piped into three rooms)
Don't see it if you can't handle difficult, depressing subject matter, no matter how worthwhile
See it if if you like climbing rickety stairs, sweltering heat,and have extraordinary acute hearing.
Don't see it if You don't mind waiting in the street in the sweltering heat and miss the potentially lilting monologues as you move from room to room..