A small theater, but phenomenal actors. At least, for this production. It takes place in an Irish pub, which you can tell without looking, because the actors all do a good job of imitating the accent. The small party each repeats a spooky tale about fairies, ghosts, graveyards, and death. But they are done with such realism, the audience is completely enthralled. And the last story, told by the only woman in the group is completely spellbinding. Yes, it starts out a little slow, but the second half is worth the wait. It is one of the best plays I’ve seen. And coming after seeing Wicked, that’s no small feat.
And here’s a first–the bartender came out after the show and invited people up on the stage, where he proceeded to pour them drinks. The bar actually had a Miller Lite tap. And, he poured shots of brandy for others. I, of course, did not hesitate to avail myself of the good cheer. And I promise, the two shots that I had did not influence this review (besides, it’s the following day).
The theater is the Church Street Theater, also known as Keegan’s Theater is in a small space, but that just gets everyone closer to the action. All seats are general admission, but we were able to score front row seats. It’s a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro, so it’s also very convenient. Check it out–you have two weeks.