The Mint presents a new staging of Micheál mac Liammóir's 1948 Irish drama, which tells the story of Bairbre’s return home to Ireland, after a dozen hard years in London working the streets. More…
Three days ago, she married Tom, who knows nothing of her past. Together they hope to settle with Tom’s father on his farm, and live a simple life far from the temptations and torments of the sinful city. But soon they will learn that it’s not easy for anyone to escape their past, even among the rocks and ruins of the mountainside.
See it if You like dark themed plays that are relevant due to today's divide between urban and rural parts of the world.
Don't see it if You are not patient with accents as the actors are sometimes hard to understand due both dialect and accent.
See it if You enjoy Mint Theater productions of obscure and dated plays by remarkable playwrights. This morality play is dark and profound and typical
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding Irish brogues.
See it if Great script, acting and direction! Beautifully written story which will draw you into an intoxicating drama. A must see!
Don't see it if If you have no interest in Ireland.
See it if This is a well written and acted play which holds your interest throughout. It can make you think about how much we have changed as a societ
Don't see it if Don’t see it if slight Irish accents are difficult to understand. It’s a long story but well told.
See it if You'd like to see a forgotten masterpiece or see an Irish version of a Greek tragedy. Stellar acting.
Don't see it if Melodramatic elements aren't to your liking.
See it if you are a fan of mint revivals. It is dark, it is serious, it is twisted, but it's so well done
Don't see it if you don't like serious revivals, difficult topics, and serious plays
See it if You enjoy revivals of forgotten plays or are a fan of the Mint - this was a particularly good one. Very strong female lead
Don't see it if You dislike dark tragic stories
See it if Former-pro newlywed hides her scarlet letter from view from spouse but his father sees it blazing red.Agreeable accents.Quaint set.Chemistry
Don't see it if Pure melodrama, but so so well-written and superbly acted by Horgan and Brenda Meaney. This is where The Mint and The Irish Rep excel.
See it if Nice to see a woman's dilemma portrayed sympathetically by a male playwright. And, what a performance by Meaney in the lead!
Don't see it if I found this fairly fast paced for an older drama but others might find it sluggish. The bonfire scenario really heightened the tension.
See it if I always enjoy mint theatre productions and this is no exception. Good acting thought provoking theatre experience.
Don't see it if You prefer more uplifting content or a musical.
See it if Melodrama with old-fashioned mores still has a lot to say, e.g. about taking responsibility for the past. Excellent acting & staging.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in a woman trapped by her past choices in a constraining society. Dated gender roles. Strong accents.
See it if you appreciate older plays that capture the ambience and mores of other times and places.
Don't see it if if you prefer plays that do not rely on embarrassing secrets to drive suspense and drama.
See it if you have any interest in mid-20th Century theater, or Irish culture, or comparing the position of women in different eras.
Don't see it if plays that abide by old-fashioned rules feel too dated for you to care.
See it if You like rarely-seen, classic plays. You want to see a play that, while dated, has something to say & was an inspiration for O'Neill.
Don't see it if You prefer contemporary plays. You'd prefer to see the more well-known Anna Christie. You don't like intimate stagings.
See it if you favor melodramas set on a bleak Irish farm; you're a fan of The Mint; you don't want to miss a chance to see a rarely revived 1948 play
Don't see it if you feel suspense must be driven by a character's choices vs embarrassing secrets; you'd rather have 1 finger of fun vs 3 fingers of bleak
See it if Irish woman with big city experience hits resistance when she attempts to return to the country and her secret is revealed.
Don't see it if You may have difficulty with Irish accents and expressions. Character and Morals (the Mountain) may look different but never change.
See it if you enjoy a drama with wonderful character studies. Set used very well and powerful acting especially by the lead actress.
Don't see it if you like comedy or don't like shows with an Irish flavor.
See it if you would enjoy an Irish version of a Greek tragedy set on a 20th century, rural, Irish farm.
Don't see it if you‘re looking for a contemporary or light-hearted play or a musical, have trouble with Irish accents.
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