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Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Two by Friel’ at the Irish Repertory Theatre

Aoife Kelly, Phil Gillen, Lovers: Winners, Two by Friel, Brian Friel, Conor Bagley, Irish Repertory Theatre

How director Conor Begley fashions and melds the two plays together just takes one's breath away. The acting ensemble is extraordinary. Bagley's economically staged direction enhances their creation of life and ineffable soulfulness, and he does his hero Brian Friel justice in these superlative renderings.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Seafarer’ Starring Matthew Broderick at the Irish Rep

Andy Murray, Colin McPhillamy, Matthew Broderick, Irish Repertory Theatre

Even one as horrific as the seafaring Devil may deserve a bit of sympathy. His job to separate mankind from God so the Christmas Child can bring them together is a bitter, noxious one. This and the play's other messages shine in the fullness of glory in this production.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at the Irish Repertory Theatre

It's a Wonderful Life, Irish Repertory Theatre, Dewey Caddell, Orlagh Cassidy, Aaron Gaines, Ian Holcomb

Watching and hearing this "live radio play" adaptation, we process a confluence of the past (1940s) and present (2017). The two run simultaneously, a visual and aural parallel which adds to the fun. I felt strangely part of an absurdist time warp as observer and participant.

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