Rory & the Devil

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

world premiere
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June 09, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

The effective pacing, dynamics and psychic tension of the actors (both spoken and unspoken) under McElwee’s direction gave the story its authority. The cast of actors were excellent and to be commended for realizing the playwright’s script.

What I didn't like

Working with limited equipment such as effective lighting was a hinderance. But I understand the constraints and budget and so this is a minor complaint.

My overall impression

I’m very impressed with the skill of playwright and director David McElwee. His debut of Rory and the Devil revealed a gift for writing and command of language. To present the 1970s political turmoil of Northern Ireland in all its complexities within a compelling and personable story is not easy yet he succeeded beautifully.

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