Dirt: New Father-Son Drama from Rogue Machine Theatre
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Written by Tony-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh (Once), Penelope is a blackly comic re-imagining of the story of Odysseus' wife. In The Odyssey, Penelope, the faithful wife of Odysseus, patiently awaited the return of her husband as suitors sought to marry her behind his back. In Walsh's clever and eloquent riff, brought to life in Rogue Machine Theatre's magnificently decrepit production, the suitors are clad in Speedos and camping out in an empty swimming pool under a scorching sun. Locked in a do-or-die competition for Penelope's hand, they'll do anything to win the prize and cheat death. First grabbing audiences with Disco Pigs, Walsh has gone on to win numerous awards, including an Obie and four Edinburgh Fringe First Awards, and wrote the screenplay for the Michael Fassbender film Hunger, which won the Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. Learn More
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Featured review from Ms W
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Superb acting from all 3 performers, with an exceptional performance from the actor playing Papa. Very emotional, keeps you pinned to your seat asking for more. Scenic design was fabulous, simple, yet so very real. Highly recommend you see this show!!
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Absolutely frightening in it's intensity. the play illicits an incredible performance from the lead actor in the role of Papa, a proud, independent traditional farmer who's never asked for, or needed help from anyone.
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When an estranged son returns home and finds his father fighting to hold onto his mind, they are thrust into a struggle to control their land and the memories it holds. Dirt explores how we forge our identities through our connections to our home, to our past, and to each other.