In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother’s sudden death. Their father, a scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair, they are visited by Crow – antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him.
This new production, adapted from the award-winning novel by Max Porter, reunites director/adaptor Enda Walsh with actor Cillian Murphy, who gives a shattering performance as the bereaved widower.
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes, no intermission
This production includes an extended strobe light section and herbal cigarettes.
Reviews: Grief is the Thing With Feathers
Cillian Murphy is riveting as a bereaved husband and an imaginary crow
Cillian Murphy reunites with Enda Walsh for an adaptation of the hit novel, and gives a tour de force performance as a widower losing his mind
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Cillian Murphy is brilliant... his [performance] will stick with you long after the curtain call.
—GALWAY DAILY NEWS
[Enda] Walsh's skillful adaptation provides his audience with a cacophony of emotions and the power to make their own meaning in this chaotic world.
Moving... wondrous... WILDLY INVENTIVE...
–NPR on Max Porter’s Novel
BEAUTIFULLY CHAOTIC…careens between mocking hilarity and heartbreaking sorrow.
–THE ATLANTIC on Max Porter’s Novel
Deeply moving...Glorious...a profound meditation on the difficulty of love and loss.
–THE GUARDIAN on Max Porter’s Novel
A LUMINOUS novel... charged throughout with high emotion... [from] rage to madness to profanity and humor.
–THE NEW YORK TIMES on Max Porter’s Novel
Learn More: Grief is the Thing With Feathers
"New Wings For a Bird Of Anguish" The NY Times feature on Grief
"Grief is the Thing with Feathers floored me" Enda Walsh interview with The Irish Times
Building Enda Walsh’s world: An interview with Set Designer Jamie Vartan
Co-produced with St. Ann’s Warehouse, Barbican, London, Cork Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Oxford Playhouse, and Warwick Arts Centre.
Production support provided by The Nancy Malone Living Trust, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, and Jon and NoraLee Sedmak.
VoicesOn Talkback | WED APR 24
Following the 8:00pm performance, please join us for a talkback with Enda Walsh.
Circle Dinner | TUE APR 30
American Express® Card Member Night | WED MAY 8
Following the 8PM performance, please join us for an exclusive American Express® post-show talkback with author Max Porter.
Pre-Curtain Cocktails | THURS MAY 9