Rory & the Devil

ensemble theatre · by david mcelwee · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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SHANE BRADY certified reviewer June 15, 2019
Wonderfully written, cast perfectly, and kept me engaged throughout the entire play.... full review
MIKE BOWERS certified reviewer June 15, 2019
Really well written and acted. Draws you in with humor and charm and when it gets serious, you're very invested. Highly recommend.... full review
CLAY KELLER certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: drama · comedy · History · Irish · Dark Comedy
A confidently written and performed show, brimming with wit and rage. The actors all give fully realized and authentic performances, wearing the rich verbosity of the script like a glove. If you're in the mood for a shot of pure Ireland, this show will say "feck that," and pour you a triple.... full review
VANESSA WEST certified reviewer June 17, 2019
Engaging from start to finish! A play that really makes you think, long after it has ended. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 15, 2019
tagged as: murder · revenge · suspicion · family · Irish · War · story
Don't fuck with family. The play, set during The Northern Ireland Troubles, is a tale of a murderous reunion. A story that keeps repeating itself, in the best of ways, told over and over from generation to generation. An "Irishman ghost" that comes back to save the day. When you first enter, you don't really feel like you've entered a pub. Then you spot the bar with old counter-tops. After awhile the audience starts to banter as if they're at a bar, be sure to grab yourself a drink before you enter. After about peak "bar feel", the actors begin to take the stage and slowly interact with each other. Collin Callaghan (played by Brennan Murray) starts to break the 4th wall as he describes the details of the pub. You begin to forget that you're ... full review
MADELEINE STMICHAEL certified reviewer June 19, 2019
Writing that delights, challenges and astonishes. Rises above the restrictions of a low budget production. The cast will take you to Ireland during troubled times. Get a ticket. ... full review
MATT MORILLO certified reviewer June 20, 2019
A nice slow burn towards a chilling climax built by excellent actors executing a solid script. If you're into history or just good theater, check it out. ... full review
ROB ANGELL certified reviewer June 22, 2019
I was completely blown away. This play was phenomenal.... full review
PATRICE DWORKIN certified reviewer June 23, 2019
tagged as: irish history · poetry · family drama
Intense and lyrical, beautifully written and skillfully performed.... full review
FABIANNE MEYER certified reviewer June 26, 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this captivating piece of theatre, brought to life with excellent writing from David McElwee. Stellar performances from the cast, including talented Fringe vet Brennan Murray, who showed range and commitment to the work. If Rory gets extended, treat yourself and get transported to 1970's Ireland - with whiskey in hand.... full review