The Mountains Look Different
About The Mountains Look Different
New York Times Critic's Pick. " The Mint Theater, which specializes in excavating forgotten gems, has found a solid one in ‘The Mountains Look Different,’ a 1948 drama by Micheál Mac Liammóir that the director Aidan Redmond has polished to a becoming shimmer at Theater Row. What’s alluring here is the storytelling, by both Mac Liammóir and the actors, whose across-the-board restraint roots the characters in reality throughout." (New York Times)
“The powerful work engendered controversy when it debuted in Dublin in 1948; it continues to raise relevant socioeconomic issues in its current engagement at Theatre Row. Brenda Meany turns in a riveting performance.” (DC Metro Arts)
“Meaney plays [Bairbre] with the raw emotion she deserves, and she’s beautiful, charming, and chilling. It’s a splendid play, and a splendid production. The Mint is at the top of its considerable game.” (TheatreScene.Com)
Micheál mac Liammóir was a legendary figure in Ireland. His death in 1978 was front-page news for three consecutive days in the Irish Times, which described him as “the dominant figure in the Irish theatrical world for almost half a century.” Together with his partner of 50 years, Hilton Edwards, they founded the Gate Theatre in 1928 and revolutionized Irish theatre. Over the course of five decades, mac Liammóir himself captivated Dubliners and global audiences with his prolific work as an actor-playwright-designer.
2hr (Inc. Intermission)
Recommended for ages 12 and up.