ARLINGTON
Enda Walsh


MAY 3 – MAY 28, 2017



“Dance, art and poetry explode… Echoes Orwell’s 1984.”
The Guardian

Living in a new world order, Isla sits and waits in a waiting room – a man watches her and documents her every move and pulls her dreams from her. Today someone will die and everything will be different from now on. Against this terrifying new world order, Arlington dares to imagine that the individual might somehow survive—and that there’s still a place for love.

Written and directed by Enda Walsh and the creative design team behind Misterman and The Last Hotel. Starring Charlie Murphy, Hugh O’Conor and Oona Doherty.

Runtime: Approx. 90 minutes



Reviews: Arlington

Dance, art and poetry explode in Enda Walsh's brave new world. The playwright embraces a new form of category-defying theatre in a story of love and oppression that echoes Orwell’s 1984.
–THE GUARDIAN

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Is it better to submit, and survive to live a half-life? Or to break for fearful freedom, living with an intense awareness in the short period before destruction? The prolific Enda Walsh's new play Arlington [a love story] poses the question in a powerfully political work that turns his trademark devices of pop music, even sweeties, into a metaphor for our increasingly homogenised and controlled society.
–THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

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This is Walsh’s most overtly political play to date. There are shades of the recent refugee crisis in the sinister voice of Olwen Fouere and the mortifying conditions summed up in O’Conor’s struggle. But, hard as it is, this is not a world without compassion.
–THE STAGE

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Hugh O’Conor’s nervous wreck with a big heart is an absolute joy... Charlie Murphy is simply astonishing... Oona Doherty is utterly exhilarating... An utterly unforgettable experience.
–THE ARTS REVIEW

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Powerful … heart-throbbing… Walsh harnesses a variety of different tools to create his world…
–SUNDAY BUSINESS POST


Learn More about Arlington

Enda Walsh Interview: 'It should bypass the intellect and go straight to the bones'
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Interview with lead actress Charlie Murphy: “Charlie Murphy is drawn back into the darkness with new show Arlington”
READ HERE>>

"Poetry and death collide in Enda's new love story" - The Stage
READ HERE>>


Word of Mouth


SPECIAL EVENTS:

Opening Night | SUN MAY 7

Voices On Talkback | SAT MAY 6
Following the 8PM performance please join us for a talkback with cast and creatives from Arlington.

Inside Circle Dinner | TUE MAY 16


St. Ann’s Warehouse and Irish Arts Center present
ENDA WALSH IN NEW YORK CITY

Irish Arts Center presents Galway International Arts Festival’s

Rooms

By Enda Walsh
MAY 3 – 28

“Haunting power…”
—The Guardian
“Meticulous design…” —Sunday Business Post

At Cybert Tire, site of the future home of Irish Arts Center, 726 11th Avenue (near 51st Street)