Lonesome west
4.2 / 5 Rated by 55 members
Review from Griffith O'Reilly

This was a top class performance all through. Lovely theatre,great play,wonderful simple props and brilliant acting . Well worth a visit.

reviewed Jan 26 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from terry

Wickedly and darkly funny. Superb acting. A real treat.

reviewed Feb 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kate Walsh

Since my parents were both from the Lonesome West, I am disposed to laugh at and enjoy McDonagh's plays, four of which I've seen. My objection to them is that he always seems to push just a bit too long and too far, even with this one. We get...continued

reviewed Feb 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from George Hellas

The acting and directing, down to the wardrobe and set were outstanding!!!

reviewed Feb 19 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Theater4me

I love Martin Mcdonagh! This production really lived up to my expectations. The Ruskin is a very intimate theatre. The acting was excellent in particularrly Rachel Knoll and Jason Paul Field. The play is really funny and the direction and...continued

reviewed Jan 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from grannyfranny

Lonesome West was the worst play we have seen at the Ruskin Playhouse. The four of us, who came together thought the story, dialogue, and acting were terrible. We have seen and really enjoyed many plays at the Ruskin, but this one was so awful, we...continued

reviewed Mar 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Rjones

Not good, left in the middle. Love M M's writing but this is not one of his best and the performance was mediocre.

reviewed Jan 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea Szeredy

It was well done - very fine acting with blood, sweat, & tears throughout the play. This darkness is not my style but it was so well acted, I had to enjoy it!

reviewed Mar 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from hopieopie

It's an enjoyable script, but the talent was a bit uneven. Jason Paulfield was great. Conor Walshe reminded me a bit of PeeWee Herman. He was really good, except in the beginning of the show he spoke so fast, you lost his words. Rachel Noll and...continued

reviewed Mar 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from George C.

Maybe it was just me, but I kept asking myself why anyone would write such a play and, even if someone had, why would anyone produce it? The acting was excellent (if they really were acting), but, again, why?

reviewed Mar 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Gerald Freedmam

It was over the top, and the Irish accents were difficult to understand at times, but it was entertaining.

reviewed Feb 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from GLARe

Good performances & directing in this small space. Nice set & costumes too.

reviewed Feb 17 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Bernadette G.

Dark comedy, but well done. The actors performances were great. We thoroughly enjoyed the play, and were so transported to a dark emotional time and place in Ireland that we were very happy to still be in sunny California when the play was over....continued

reviewed Jan 29 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from C.Gates

very good acting & a captivating dark comedy

reviewed Feb 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kerry F.

It is dark and very funny, if you like U.K. humor, you will love this.

reviewed Feb 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kerry F.

It is fantastic, this is my second time in attendance and I am not friends with any of the cast members.

reviewed Feb 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Helaine

Good story, a bit long.

reviewed Feb 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from TheatreFan

Very good actors, and nicely done production. Quirky dark Irish drama...with humor and funny characters! I loved the "Lieutenant of Inishmore" so I wanted to see one of the writer's earlier plays. Entertaining, and had fun talking about it...continued

reviewed Jan 25 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from mercypiper

A lot of hard work went into this piece. The actors did a really good job. The dialect was challenging for them to maintain throughout, but their energy sustained the piece.

reviewed Feb 12 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jill McKeon

Well done, well written. The only problem is that the very thick and authentic Irish accents made it very difficult to understand a good portion of the dialogue. But the acting was superb!

reviewed Mar 03 2012 report as inappropriate
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