Monday, September 30, 2019

reviews - RATHMINES ROAD - Theatre Artists Studio

Larah Pawlowski, Benjamin Rojek, Anne Vogel, Tom Koelbel and Lidia Lei Koelbel
Photo by Mark Gluckman
highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)
Click here for more information on this production that runs through October 20th 

"With the rise of the #metoo movement over the past few years, many women have come forward to speak out about how they were victims of sexual harassment, assault and rape. While their stories are emotionally heartbreaking, there are also some people who question their motives or how truthful their memories are and also wonder why they didn't speak out right after the incident happened instead of waiting years or even decades later to bring up the horrific incidents of their past. Deirdre Kinahan's 2018 play Rathmines Road, is a painful reminder of the reality of these situations and why so many women choose not to speak out about these events right after they happen. The piece makes its American premiere at Theatre Artists Studio in a moving production with an emotionally fraught, believable, and heart-wrenching performance by Larah Pawlowski as a woman confronted by memories from her past...." -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

"Larah Pawlowski seethes in a pressure-cooker of a performance as Sandra, a woman whose long-suppressed memory of one night's ordeal is unlocked during an evening of explosive confrontations.
However, in Deirdre Kinahan's cathartic play, RATHMINES ROAD (at Theatre Artists Studio through October 20th), no character is left untouched by Sandra's torment, nor are the salient issues of rape, gender discrimination, and accountability left unaddressed. The Dublin-based playwright, acclaimed for her intense personal dramas, has guaranteed an evening of high stakes encounters ~ and the cast of The Studio delivers on that guarantee.... - Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

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