English playwright Jez Butterworth has created an amazing tale of an Irish family in the midst of the 1980’s Troubles that is full and vital and fascinating. This is not a documentary of the struggles between the IRA and the British. This is a compelling family tale the will break your heart and confirm your confidence in the nobility of humanity.
You may have heard of the many children and the live animals onstage. They are only part of the complex and filled tapestry that carries the story forward and while carefully crafted, feels natural and warm. I don’t want to discuss too many details because I want you to experience this Broadway show directly. Trust me, it is well worth it.
I had the good luck to see the original Irish cast which were uniformly wonderful. An American cast takes over February 19 but the actors are well known talented performers. See it soon. You will be glad you did.