Context is everything. At least that's the impression I had on leaving The Actors Company Theatre revival of Frank Marcus's 1965 multiple prize-winning play, The Killing of Sister George, at the Beckett.
The beauty of The Weir, an intimate, haunting drama, expertly staged at the Irish Repertory Theatre, delves deep into the ties that bind, both emotional and supernatural. This revival is funny and heartbreaking. Don't miss it.
Ghosts, both alive and dead, haunt the rural Irish pub that is the setting for Conor McPherson's captivating and lyrical play The Weir, now in a first-rate revival at the Irish Repertory Theatre as part of its 25th anniversary season.
The most subversive thing about this play is how it challenges any one conclusion about the three people who died that day as accidental martyrs. And you will laugh. That's right, there are a lot of very funny moments.
The piece is a must see for art history buffs, who will note many clever allusions and ironic twists in Durcan's language, but this is not a piece for anyone looking for a more traditional play -- in fact, if that is what you're looking for than you should go upstairs and see Beyond the Horizon.