I haven't seen anything else posted about the play, and thought some might be interested :) I saw the 7/4/2010 evening performance. A group of us are going on 7/9/2010. If you haven't seen the play yet and are planning on it, I'd suggest skipping this for now because I don't want you to go into the show with my opinions in your head: I think this is one of those plays you really need to form your own opinion of.
No post-show Pine sighting, unfortunately. Boo. Still have a few chances left though :)
My first thought is - compare it to Farragut North
because hey, Chris Pine was in that too. On the one hand, it'd make this real simple:
a good play? Yes.
Is it as good as Farragut
? No, not nearly.
Such a comparison is inherently unfair to Inishmore
. Farragut North
was one of the best plays I've ever seen, full stop. It was so good that I have (and would continue) to recommend that you see it regardless of who is in the cast, because it is that good. Furthermore, Farragut North
is a drama in every way, shape and form. Inishmore
is a dark-as-night comedy that almost (but not quite) veers into farce or the absurd. Comparing the two plays is like apples and oranges.
So I have to look at Inishmore
in its own right.( Collapse )
ETA - for those just here about the accent: it was good. He had a bit of problem with it slipping, but so did most of the cast at one moment or another, though I think that might resolve itself as the run continues. At no point was the accent distracting or pull you out of the show because of the struggles