Fly Me to the Moon – The New York Times; Review

“Just hear me out.” This innocuous phrase, spoken by one young Irishwoman to another, betokens another painful turn of the screw in “Fly Me to the Moon,” a dark comedy written and directed by Marie Jones that opened Tuesday night at 59E59 Theaters as part of the 1st Irish festival. When Francis (Katie Tumelty) turns to her fellow caregiver Loretta (Tara Lynne O’Neill) and utters those four imploring words, chances are that both are going to find themselves drifting ever closer to calamity….Both actors are terrific: Ms. Tumelty brings a sharp comic edge to the scheming, manipulative Francis without turning her into a monster, while Ms. O’Neill’s Loretta has a trembling innocence that has been gently coarsened by the rough hand life has dealt her. read more

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