"The Tallest Man in the World" is a play about an unspeakable love, almighty difference and the torment of memory.
Two men. One woman. Treacherously connected, yet forever alone. It's a play about love, torment, memories and loss. They are suspended in a timeless place with only their memories for company. Should we ever have to ask for love? Presented with generous support from Culture Ireland.
See it if Intriguing yet puzzling drama about three Irish misfits who's lives seem to be intertwined Equally poetic & cryptic; often feels allegorical
Don't see it if Xia works hard to stage (with levels) in Tank's cramped black box & Riain's drama lacks linear structure Kilgore fares best as 'tallest man'
See it if you like poetic dramas that tinker with the form.
Don't see it if the mix of poetic language with vernacular English & naturalistic storylines with a mythic tale might bother you unduly.
See it if watching people in physical and emotional pain interests you. These characters live in misery.
Don't see it if you dislike waiting in confusion for necessary information that the author drips out bit by bit over the course of the play.
See it if You are ok with being confused by a story and like unconventional theater.
Don't see it if You want to see stories that don't leave you in the dark.
See it if dark, introspective, long, convoluted Irish drama addressing incest, exploitation, depression, isolation, addiction, death intrigue you.
Don't see it if you cannot follow complex plot line with few actors playing multiple roles not matching their ethnicities, nationalities, accents, and ages.
See it if u'll enjoy a prose poem acted out; won't mind that characters interact w/ one another in atypical ways & don't mind non-lineal plots.
Don't see it if u are uncomfortable w/dark themes; prefer traditional theatre;dislike characters who deliver long monalogues & don't really interact.
See it if you want to support this experimental theater & young, inexperienced players; can put effort into "getting" the Irish 'magical realism'
Don't see it if you expect great Irish prose & instead get 3 stereotypes: alcoholic father, a hyperdramatic daughter & the distant "Finn McCool" giant
See it if you can follow actors playing multiple roles (I think) in a non-traditional script
Don't see it if you need a linear plot or don't like actors speaking (and sometimes seemingly mumbling) in accents.
Also Just finding a seat in the cramped space was a bit chaotic.
See it if You like confusing, melodramatic pieces about sad people tormented by ugly pasts
Don't see it if You need to really understand and engage with what you are seeing
See it if you like lyrical theater or philosophical writing
Don't see it if you want a linear plot or any semblance of understanding who is what and where at any given moment
See it if you like watching a dramatization of what is essentially a long poem.
Don't see it if you do not like lyrical, poetic writing. You prefer more action.
See it if You like plays that are well-written with intense subject matter, good acting and direction and highly professional production values.
Don't see it if If you're not into heavy topics with sexual content and dramatic productions.
See it if You are willing to engage with challenging materially beautifully writand artfully presented. It is a gorgeous psycho-sexual memory plan.
Don't see it if You demand chronological literalism.
See it if you like new/raw theatre or works-in-progress and enjoy a bit of a puzzle-piece plotline
Don't see it if you need everything chronological or expect a polished performance
See it if .....you enjoy a compelling story line. Nice timing on the dialog between characters. Could have been a bit more dynamic but still enjoyable
Don't see it if .... you don't like a small theater space and being very close to the actors.
See it if Dramatic, emotional and captivating. Poetically written and performed. At the end the audience sat quitely absorbing what they experienced.
Don't see it if It’s definitely for adults. The subject matter is serious.
See it if You like serious trauma dealt with by lyrical dream-fugue dialogues, and you care the most about the power of that writing and acting.
Don't see it if you don't want to be triggered by very, very intense discussions of sexual and family trauma.
See it if Powerful writing, a really intricate piece of storytelling. The last scene and the last image were kind of haunting.
Don't see it if If like fast paced comedy or straightforward plays.