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 tales about Irish heritage, human evil, frailty, effects of poverty & conflict between rural and city life.
Don't see it if you dislike serious "dark" stories that are about suffering, conflict and sadness.
See it if you appreciate Irish drama. Some very poignant scenes and some good acting.
Don't see it if you have no patience for a long, drawn out unfolding plot. Some directorial choices made some of the dialogue difficult to understand.
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 you enjoy the Mint Theater's usual level of fine acting and you love Irish plays, even when the play is uneven and the outcome a letdown.
Don't see it if you only like upbeat plays and happy endings!
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 love the Mint and exploring old Irish plays that time has (rightfully) forgotten, reflecting the sensibilities of early 20th century.
Don't see it if you expect good acting (two of the main male characters are terribly miscast) or a play that has remained relevant to today's audiences.
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 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 you want to check “see a play by Micheál mac Liammóir” off your bucket list, and for a very good performance by Meaney.
Don't see it if you’re not up for a grim play with little comic relief. The lead actor doesn’t open his mouth when he speaks, making him hard to understand.
See it if You like a classic play with dramatic stories. And if you don't mind the 2 hours running time. Kudos to the breath taking sound effects.
Don't see it if You want to see something more fast paced or thrilling or grand. It's like reading a book, need some patience to get through to the ending.
See it if I'm a fan of the Mint Productions, acting was great, nice set, interesting story, does not put you asleep
Don't see it if Difficult Irish dialect, lost some of the conversation, starts out slow, moves faster in second act.
See it if You love Mint revivals of early plays never performed in NY which are dramatic and thought provoking The female lead is very strong
Don't see it if You are frustrated by some poor casting and a male lead who does not project his voice making it difficult to catch some crucial plot points
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