Enda Walsh's The New Electric Ballroom, a Story of Lost Love
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The last date listed for The New Electric Ballroom was Sunday September 2, 2012 / 7:00pm (Closing Night).
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The year is 1944, segregation in the U.S. is prevalent and World War II is in full swing. At Port… More
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I am amazed this play does not have a line 3 miles long to get in; one of the best things I have ever seen onstage. The play is lyrical, gorgeous, very Irish in that the playwright takes us on a journey to explore the deepest darkest part of the soul. Very clever, the cast is excellent, my husband is an actor from Ireland and said this could be done in Dublin, and no one would know they weren't Irish. It is a challenging play, the cast ably handle the language and imagery with dexterity and heart. Everyone should see it who cares about language, theatre and art.
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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?