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Rory & the Devil

ensemble theatre · by david mcelwee · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

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AMY DELLAGIARINO certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Equal parts humorous and haunting, "Rory and the Devil" is 90 minutes of straight up good, captivating theatre. Littered with a slew of excellent performances, this show deserves a real run in a real theatre.... full review
ADRA GRAVES certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: drama · whiskey · troubles · Irish · Ireland
Really enjoyed this, which takes place over the course of an evening in a bar in Northern Ireland during The Troubles. It was well-acted by the cast, who clearly gave it 100%, and the story is full of surprises. Well worth seeing.... 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
SHANE BRADY certified reviewer June 15, 2019
Wonderfully written, cast perfectly, and kept me engaged throughout the entire play.... full review
CAROLINA BONETTI certified reviewer June 13, 2019
A dark comedy you don't want to miss. ... full review
TARA HOPKINS certified reviewer June 11, 2019
I really enjoyed this show! And Jennifer Lane Oakley was so much fun to watch playing the strong and sexy Mary Friel.. ... full review
STEPHEN DEGROODT certified reviewer June 09, 2019
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.... full review
CLAY KELLER certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: Dark Comedy · Irish · History · comedy · drama
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
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Loved it! This is one of the few shows at Fringe that can stand alone as a proper addition to and established theater's season. And hopefully it will have a life beyond Fringe as such. Tremendous effort from a debuting playwright and director. Go see it and enjoy the DRAMA!!!... full review
CASSIE KEET certified reviewer June 14, 2019
History and myth collide in this darkly funny yet deeply heartfelt story that takes place during The Troubles in 1970s Ireland. Do not miss this show!... full review


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