Silent – The New York Times; Review

Part of the 1st Irish Theater Festival, sponsored by the Origin Theater Company, “Silent,” which opened on Sunday night, insists that you pay heed to a homeless Dubliner who believes he has become invisible and inaudible. Mr. Kinevane, whose “Forgotten” (seen here two years ago) is about residents of geriatric homes, specializes in giving voice to the voiceless. Often such manipulative, look-at-me cries make for worthy but tedious theater. On the page “Silent” might be dismissed as just that. But words are only a part of the equation that makes theater breathe and bleed. And there is breath and blood to spare in this carefully wrought production from the Fishamble company of Dublin, directed by Jim Culleton and designed by Denis Clohessy (music and sound) and Mr. Kinevane and Mr. Culleton (lighting). Read more


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