Enda Walsh's The New Electric Ballroom, a Story of Lost Love
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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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Marvelous script and wonderful acting. The theatre is very intimate so you are able to see the characters' emotions. Funny at times, heartbreaking at others. It took me a few minutes to adjust to the dialect but I missed very little of the...continued
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“Mordantly funny, weirdly transfixing … casts a powerful, macabre spell.” —_The New York Times _
Written by Enda Walsh
Directed by John Perrin Flynn
Featuring Tim Cummings, Casey Kramer, Lisa Pelikan and Betsy Zajko
Three sisters trapped by the past, the future, and each other. In a remote fishing village on the west coast of Ireland, Breda, Clara, and Ada are haunted with days gone by at The New Electric Ballroom, They relive the time their dreams were crushed. Can love rescue one of them?