The Wake of Dorcas Kelly
By Andrew Andrews
The Wake of Dorcas Kelly is the second production we’ve attended at The Players Theatre on Macdougal Street, and sadly, like the first, it was a terrible disappointment.
Although the costumes were perfect and a reasonable effort went into designing and executing the set, that’s really all the good I can say about this performance.
Most of the actors’ Irish accents sounded incredibly forced, while others didn’t bother to feign an accent at all. Worst yet, one of the
The real problem with this production, however, is in the script and its direction: lacking any real tension beyond the completely-disconnected murmur of the angry mob outside, the story is so difficult to sit through that I would have up-and-left were it not for the hope that it would redeem itself in the end.
Sadly enough, that didn’t happen.
There’s only one reason you should drop $42 on a ticket to this show: as a charitable donation to the production company.
Even if you’re willing to do that, I’d still recommend that you forfeit your admission and stay home.
If you share my general opinion that a bad night at the theatre is better than a good night on the sofa, let me remind you that there’s an exception to every rule.
Andrew Andrews attended The Wake of Dorcas Kelly at Players Theatre in Manhattan on Thursday, July 15, 2021 @ 8:00pm to write this review.