Already closed | 1h 0m | Midtown W

Rooms

From 12 member reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

About the show

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.

1h 0m | Already closed | Cybert Tire (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (12)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

56
Clever, Disappointing, Confusing

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.

59
Dated, Overrated, Slow

See it if you never seen an experiencential theatrical event.

Don't see it if you are bored with meandering monologues in dark rooms and canned voices masquerading as art.


May 10th, 2017
“A haunting installation…A distinct, self-hypnotized voice fills each room, describing its environment as a limbo where life is frozen, even as it drifts into nothingness. The voices belong to Charlie Murphy, Eileen Walsh and Niall Buggy, and they are guaranteed to take up residence in your head,...
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May 12th, 2017
"The effect is weirdly intimate, creepily insinuating, and oddly seductive—in short, a haunting...Murphy, like her costars, delivers the text as if her life depended on it...Walsh, who also directed, has created an experience that inexorably draws you in and shakes you to the core. The people who...
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May 16th, 2017
“Each of IAC’s 'Rooms' allows immersive rifling and snooping before and during the audio...It is Room 303 that is the standout piece. A dying man in a poky hotel room focuses on the futility of his lot, personified by an annoying fly. Buggy’s delivery of Walsh’s words is beautifully poignant and ...
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May 11th, 2017
"More of an installation than a show...While the sets were perfectly fine in capturing the shabby anonymity of a hotel room from afar, for example, there was literally nothing of note in any drawers or anywhere else. Why encourage people to explore a kitchen when most cabinet doors were glued shu...
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