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Appropriate (Origin Theatre Co)

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Quirky, Resonant, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the show

This new solo work tells the a darkly comic tale of Sorcha; queen bee of her small West of Ireland town and proud fiancé of ex-county hurling hero Marty.  More…

From the show:

She LOVES weddings and has been dreaming of her big day since forever and ever…However she has just fled her own reception. Has she gone mad? Or is this the first moment of clarity she has had in years? Perched on the edge of her ‘perfectly planned’ life, Sorcha is pure ragin’ at the dawning reality that she has never really listened to herself. Can she ever go back?

Appropriate is about tradition V modern life, our insatiable appetite for matrimony, the glamour, trials and tribulations of being a GAA ‘widow’, and celebrates the hilarious peculiarities of small town Irish life.

Member Reviews (5)


Funny, Quirky, Resonant, Absorbing, Entertaining
Avg Score

Quirky, Resonant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You would enjoy a funny solo performance about an Irish woman and her road to marriage.

Don't see it if You have trouble with Irish accents and little knowledge of specific Irish culture.

Also The actor (and playwright), Sarah- Jane Scott is a delight to watch.

Original, Feminist, Sassy, Smart

See it if Lively clever one-woman show with a young woman recounting her steps/missteps towards her wedding day. Funny, vibrant, emotional, engaging.

Don't see it if Part of the Irish Theater festival filled with lots of in-jokes--and a fast-paced​ monologue may not be for everyone,

Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You would like to see an Irish bride conflicted in emotion and purpose at a crossroads.

Don't see it if Some 5% is lost because of her accent and might irritate some.

Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like modern Irish humour in a clever engaging one person show about nuptials, immersed in village culture, with a strong performance.

Don't see it if you cannot comprehend the cultural nuances of The UK or Ireland.

Quirky, Funny, Confusing

See it if You are Irish and have at least two drinks.

Don't see it if You’re not Irish and sober. Forget it if you’re a foreigner.

Also The actor deserves credit for putting this together. Not an easy thing... Read more Read less

January 31st, 2020
Score: 80% "Sarah-Jane Scott's 'Appropriate' is one of the offerings in the 2020 juried 1st Irish Festival which has been bringing the best of Irish writing for the stage to New York for the last 12 years."
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