Powerful play is an exercise in primal screaming


22nd February, 2015
Powerful play is an exercise in primal screaming
Jason Gilroy and Kyle Hixon in Orphans. Picture: David Harte


Lyle Kessler’s family drama Orphans, first performed in Los Angeles in 1983, is a play that affects some people very deeply. Among its celebrity fans is the singer-songwriter Tom Waits, who was reportedly so moved by the experience that he remained rooted to his seat long after the rest of the audience had departed.

This co-production by two new Dublin theatre companies (Alchemy 8 and Breaking Good) is a little rough...

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