Enda Walsh

MAY 3 – MAY 28, 2017

“Dance, art and poetry explode in Enda Walsh’s brave new world.” – The Guardian

Inside a tower, a waiting room, Isla waits for her number to be called. A young dancer finally understands her fate. And a young man reckons with his stark decision. In a world that “echoes Orwell’s 1984” (The Guardian), Enda Walsh conjures a strange and tender love story.

Opening Night | SUN MAY 7
Voices On Talkback | SAT MAY 6
Inside Circle Dinner | TUE MAY 16

Runtime: 90 minutes

St. Ann’s Warehouse and Irish Arts Center present

Irish Arts Center presents
Galway International Arts Festival’s


By Enda Walsh

“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)

MAY 3 – 28

Reviews: Arlington, 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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more


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