"Monster on the Bench"
For my review of The Originalist please click on THEATER LIFE.
|Grace Gummer, Mia Sinclair Jenness. Photo: Joan Marcus.|
|Audrey Corsa, Emma Geer. Photo: Joan Marcus.|
|Kayli Carter, Ryan Foust, Susan Parfour. Photo: Joan Marcus.|
|Gary Wilmes, Tatiana Maslany. Photo: Joan Marcus.|
|Susan Parfour. Photo: Joan Marcus.|
I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind's door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends.
|Marcia DiBonis, Tatiana Maslany. Photo: Joan Marcus.|
|Tatiana Maslany. Photo: Joan Marcus.|
|Kellie Overbey, David Scott Baker Photo: Joan Marcus.|
|Blair Brown, Brian Kerwin. Photo: Joan Marcus.|
|Eavan Brennan, Siohan Donnellan.|
|Craig Waletzko, Melissa Errico, William Bellamy. Photo: Carol Rosegg.|
|Stephen Rea, Ronke Adékoluẹjo. Photo: Ros Kavanagh.|
|Andrea Irvine, Amy Molloy. Photo: Ros Kavanagh.|
|Amy Molloy. Photo: Ros Kavanagh.|
Eric, in scenes both with the therapist and his wife and daughter, expresses with mountainous vitriol his hatred of Adams, the IRA, and Catholics. Despite being Irish born and raised, he insists he’s British and detests his fellow Irishmen. Joining him in volcanic anger against much the same targets is the pistol-packing Slim (Chris Corrigan), a fellow Orangeman, who first appears dressed and masked like a terrorist threatening Eric’s life, whose loyalties he at first mistakes, but eventually is more or less persuaded to kill Eric’s grandchild.
|Stephen Rea, Chris Corrigan. Photo: Ros Kavanagh.|
|Stephen Rea. Photo: Ros Kavanagh.|