ARLINGTON by Enda Walsh at St. Ann's Warehuse, May 3-28, 2017


St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
Landmark Productions/Galway International Arts Festival
ARLINGTON
Enda Walsh
AMERICAN PREMIERE
MAY 3 – MAY 28, 2017

Written and Directed by Enda Walsh
Choreography by Emma Martin

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Inside a tower, a waiting room like all the others. 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.

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 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

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 INDEPENDENT Read more

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