MidCity Productions revives Conor McPherson's supernatural drama about promises kept and debts to be repaid. More…
It's Christmas Eve in Dublin and Sharky, his brother Richard, and their friends Ivan and Nicky, are joined by a mysterious stranger, Mr. Lockhart, for a traditional game of cards before the big holiday. In a tale of drinking, relationships, and myth, see what happens when the stakes go from what's on the table to what's in the soul.
See it if You are a fan of Irish plays & like family dramas with lots of alcohol, fighting, and futility, Just the usual plot. Matthew Broderick
Don't see it if Excessive drinking upsets you. You cannot understand an Irish brogue. Depressing stories cannot seem funny to you at times.
See it if you're a Conor McPherson fan & game for intimate staging and space and combative sibling dynamics—an intense tale of simmering resentments.
Don't see it if you're averse to tiny spaces, depictions of alcohol abuse, or unremitting verbal clashes, or sensitive to family-member-as-caregiver theme.
See it if You love everything Irish
Don't see it if You dislike Irish bars with lots of drunken profanity and long periods when nothing happens except men yelling at one another.
See it if Fine ensemble acting with an interesting story and characters. Well directed as usual at Irish Rep!
Don't see it if If Irish plays and serious characters do not interest you.
See it if A look into human choices and the spiritual nature of togetherness vs aloneness. Old-town banter among life-long friends.
Don't see it if Some actors were pushing and yelling a bit too much.