I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Theater Thursday - The Ferryman

What: The Ferryman

Where: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
              242  45th St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 16 and Up

When: Through July 7, 2019

Me - The Ferryman was an amazing show. It's about an Irish family during the 1980s  when the IRA was very active and people were "disappearing".One member of the family has been missing for a decade, and they are still trying to figure out where he has been. The acting and the accents were incredible from the older people all the way down to the kids. Although the show was very heavy, there were many funny parts. The plot moved fairly quickly, and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. The end was extremely unpredictable with one of the most shocking twists I've ever witnessesed in theater or otherwise. Over all, although this show may be closing soon, if you have a chance to see it before then, I would highly recommend it.*

*The above post is a guest post by older sister, Melia.

Mom - The Ferryman is very intense play about a family whose relative has been "disappeared" by the IRA. The show was nominated for numerous awards including 9 Tony Awards. It won 4  much deserved Tony Awards including Best Play. Even though one or more of the award nominated actors are no longer with the production, the show hasn't missed a beat. The acting is still terrific right  down to the smallest child in the cast. The accents are terrific too, but due to the thickness of the Irish accents at times it may be difficult to understand a word or two, but not enough to lose track of what is going on in the play. Brian D'Arcy James is currently starring in the lead role of Quinn Carney. He has most recently been known for comedic stages roles like George III in Hamilton and Nick Bottom in Something Rotten,  but in this show he reminds us of his versatility and shows off his acting chops in a fine turn in a serious role. The plot of the show is refreshingly unpredictable right down to the surprise ending. The show is long at just over three hours, but moves fairly quickly. If you are worried about sitting through such a long show dealing with such serious subject matter, you needn't be. There is plenty of humor throughout the show. If you think, this is a good show for children because there are quite a few children in the cast along with a baby, a goose, and a rabbit, it definitely is not due to the subject matter. Some parts of the show are highly likely to scare children as well. However, if you are not a child, you won't want to miss this award winning play so hurry and see it now before it closes in a only few days.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday.

Photo credits: All The Ferryman production photos by Joan Marcus

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