Da (review)

Da (review)
Da (review)
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THE PLAY: When a man returns to his Irish village to bury his father, he flashes back to his relationship with his family and others who influenced his youth.

 

THE PRODUCTION: Start with a cast of excellent actors and you can expect an exceptional ensemble. That’s the case here. Led by Landon Nagel’s earnest performance and the easy charm of Alan Sader, this cast effectively brings out the play’s quiet comedy and understated drama. One immediately noticeable feature is the beautifully lyrical language that’s spoken with impeccable Irish accents. This steeps the show in an even more nostalgic embrace. Adding more appeal are Sue Griffin’s richly textured costumes and Terrie Powers’ quaint, charming cottage (although the abstract exterior clashes a bit with the rustic charm of the interior). Steve Perigard’s assured direction and fluid staging effectively mirrors the mutability of the narrative. He’s crafted affectionate interactions, although the more dramatic moments in Act Two tend to slow the show. Running time: 2:30

 

THE POINT: This exceptional ensemble captures the sweet nostalgia and gentle charms of this sensitive drama.

 

4 Stars (4 / 5)

 

A Virginia Rep production at Hanover Tavern thru 8/20

 

LISTEN TO MY REVIEW (as aired on WRIR)

 

 

Trevor Craft, John Moon, Alan Sader, and Kelly Kennedy (Photos by Jay Paul)

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