by Tom Murphy
directed by Charlotte Moore
At the 18th Street Playhouse
Michael Carney has left Mayo for Coventry, hoping to leave behind his homeland and his past with modest ambitions for a decent job and respectable family. However, he is relentlessly pursued by his past: a past that is both the flesh of his own family and the soured spirit of a haunted, marginalized people. With tragic inevitability, the impossibility of escape from his own dark history becomes all too obvious.
“The most powerful contemporary play this season” –New York Times
“the evening coils up into a fist and strikes home with wonderful acting” –New York Post
“A thrill performance… ignites a powder keg on stage!” – New York Daily News