Review: Dark Flights of Fancy in Ballyturk’s Small Town

“It’s scarier when Godot does show up.

Enda Walsh, the Irish playwright and director whose claustrophobic, purgatorial worlds and fascination with the disintegration of language have long marked him as a direct descendent of his countryman Samuel Beckett, has returned to St. Ann’s Warehouse. Last year the theater presented his play Arlington. Now he’s back with another dystopian fable named for a cryptic locale. This one: Ballyturk... It’s a wild, devastating cry from a playwright who’s both celebrating the small miracle of humankind’s creative impulse and interrogating its ultimate usefulness.”

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Photo of Mikel Murfi by Teddy Wolff

ENDA WALSH’S BALLYTURK STARTS JANUARY 9!

St. Ann’s Warehouse welcomes back the singular vision of Irish playwright/director Enda Walsh in the American Premiere of his gut-wrenchingly funny and achingly poignant Ballyturk, co-produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival, producers of Walsh’s Misterman and last season’s Arlington.

In a room, the lives of two men, simply named One and Two, unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes. Who are they? What room is this? And what lies beyond these walls? Their bizarrely tender relationship emerges as the two engage in frenzied rituals and tell stories about the people of Ballyturk-the rural Irish town that may or may not exist outside of their elaborate imaginations-until one day, an ominous, imposing Three shows up and shakes their world with a huge demand.

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Mikel Murphy’s radio interview with Enda Walsh on Ballyturk

Ballyturk writer and director Enda Walsh talks about the split second spin and disposable energy that fuels creativity with theatre maker and Ballyturk actor Mikel Murfi. Ballyturk starts January 9 at St. Ann’s!

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ST. ANN’S WAREHOUSE 2017-2018 SEASON BROCHURE

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