New York | 2h 0m | In Previews: Opens Jun 20

The Mountains Look Different

From 49 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the show

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.

2h 0m | In Previews: Opens Jun 20 | Theatre Row / Beckett Theatre (Midtown W)


“The Mountains Look Different” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

94
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting

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.

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

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.

Also of Irish storytelling. Good acting and creative set provide for a thou... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

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.

90
During previews
Dated, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

90
During previews
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

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.

90
During previews
Great writing, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see why universal themes are timeless

Don't see it if darkness, superstition, intolerance, avarice, and hypocrisy are triggering for you

Also this is the type of play that needs to be revived. Great writing, grea... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great writing, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want an interesting plot with an unexpected ending.The MINT is very good @ retelling historical past.

Don't see it if you expect a happy ending or a modern day show.This is a play from Irland past.

Also The language is typical Irish but it is not... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

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

Also Mint delivers yet again. A big fan of what they do on a small intimate... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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

88
During previews
Riveting, Romantic, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

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.

Also "You're one of the good ones, the strong ones."Title refers to no matt... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Dated, Absorbing

See it if You like Irish drama and tragedy

Don't see it if You don’t like Irish drama

87
During previews
Worthwhile, Engaging

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.

86
During previews
Well-acted, well-staged, intriguing irish play

See it if You like Irish family dramas. You're intrigued by questions of morality.

Don't see it if Brogue and slow action get on your nerves.

85
During previews
Profound, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

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.

85
During previews
Tragic, Profound, Thought-provoking, Suspenseful, Absorbing

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.

Also The mountains represent the society of the time. Barbre sees them from... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Suspenseful, Gripping, Intelligent, Absorbing

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.

84
During previews
Clear, Poignant, Scholarly, Well-played, Sharp

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.

Also Much as I love innovation in theater, the nerd in me also loves sharp ... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see great acting and a revival play that is deeply dramatic and well written.

Don't see it if you are looking for fluff or the experimental.

Also Most impressive. The acting is superb. The playbill will give a sense ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Dated

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.

82
During previews
Slow at times, Great staging, Great acting, St. john's eve, june 23rd, setting, Melodrama

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

Also Set on June 23rd, St. John's Eve, when pagan rituals & bonfires are th... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Profound, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if It is an old fashioned play that makes you think

Don't see it if If you want a light fluff play this is not for you

82
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy plays about Ireland.

Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding heavy Irish accents.

82
During previews
Great acting, Irish catholic morals, Slow paced 60 year old play, Melodrama done well, Great set and sound design

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.

82
During previews
Very irish, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

80
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Intense, Interesting story, Entertaining

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.

Also Although this well-written play is a period piece, it’s themes — intol... Read more Read less


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