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BWW Review: Longing for an heir to the throne in KING OF THE CASTLEBWW Review: Longing for an heir to the throne in KING OF THE CASTLE
Posted: Oct. 6, 2017


BWW Review: Decadent Distills An Explosive PUMPGIRLBWW Review: Decadent Distills An Explosive PUMPGIRL
Posted: Jul. 29, 2017


BWW Review: Surviving The CRESTFALLBWW Review: Surviving The CRESTFALL
Posted: Jul. 22, 2017


BWW Review: Longing for an heir to the throne in KING OF THE CASTLEBWW Review: Longing for an heir to the throne in KING OF THE CASTLE
October 6, 2017

A stark exploration of inheritance, home, and the legacy of Ireland's post-Famine mindset, Eugene McCabe's unsettling, overlooked King of the Castle is imaginatively revived in Druid Theatre's production.

BWW Review: Decadent Distills An Explosive PUMPGIRLBWW Review: Decadent Distills An Explosive PUMPGIRL
July 29, 2017

With sparkling assurance, Abbie Spallen's Pumpgirl splices comedy and tragedy.

BWW Review: Surviving The CRESTFALLBWW Review: Surviving The CRESTFALL
July 22, 2017

In a dystopian landscape charged with searing verbal aggression, sustained horror, and gratuitous violence, Crestfall unfolds on the day when the lives of Olive, Alison, and Tilly fatefully intersect.

BMW Review: Crowning Grotesques in The Beauty Queen of LeenaneBMW Review: Crowning Grotesques in The Beauty Queen of Leenane
September 27, 2016

Twenty years after it premiered The Beauty Queen of Leenane, the debut work of unknown playwright Martin McDonagh, Druid Theatre Company is restaging the play that catapulted them and its author to international acclaim.

BMW Review: Searching for Identity in HELEN AND IBMW Review: Searching for Identity in HELEN AND I
September 19, 2016

Debut playwright Meadhbh McHugh tackles traditional themes of home, identity, and duty in Druid's world premiere of Helen and I.

BWW Review: Waiting Never Felt So Good in WAITING FOR GODOTBWW Review: Waiting Never Felt So Good in WAITING FOR GODOT
July 18, 2016

Nothing happens, thunders Estragon, nobody comes, nobody goes it's awful! We are, of course, in the existential nowhere of Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett's modern masterpiece, which flings metaphysical anguish up against slapstick comedy.

BWW Review: Grieving for the dead in ARLINGTON [A LOVE STORY]BWW Review: Grieving for the dead in ARLINGTON [A LOVE STORY]
July 15, 2016

Fresh from co-writing the musical play Lazarus with David Bowie, the awards-laden Irish dramatist Enda Walsh presents the world premiere of his latest work: Arlington [a love story].

BWW Review: Bursting the Dam of Loneliness in THE WEIRBWW Review: Bursting the Dam of Loneliness in THE WEIR
June 25, 2016

Four local men gather in a forgotten pub in a remote part of Ireland and attempt to impress an outsider, a young woman newly-arrived to the area, with their ghost stories, but she delivers a haunting story of loss that devastates them.

BWW Review: Consecrating Childhood Confusions in Frank O'Connor's GOD BLESS THE CHILDBWW Review: Consecrating Childhood Confusions in Frank O'Connor's GOD BLESS THE CHILD
June 8, 2016

On the 50th anniversary of the death of the acclaimed Irish short story writer Frank O'Connor, God Bless the Child fuses three of his works into a largely successful stage adaptation.