“a brooding, intelligent show that reverses the film’s angle of approach so that three male misfits are now seen through the eyes of a critical female outsider.”
“The final impression of Ryan’s Corn Exchange production, which had an all-too-brief run, is of loss and loneliness behind a posturing virility.” Michael Billington, The Guardian ★★★★
“The portrayal of the myth of rugged cowboy freedom is all too recognisable and, in these fine ensemble performances, is sympathetic and resonant.” Helen Meany, The Irish Times ★★★★
“an unmitigated triumph . . . a superlative homage to the man who more than any other playwright, portrayed the searing failure of the American dream . . .The Misfits is devastating theatre.” Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent
A woman walks out of a divorce court into a bar. A rundown saloon on the outskirts of a desert town in the American West. There's no work. At least, not much worth doing for a man. But a man is the last thing this woman is looking for. It's hot and dry. A place of few words and little growth. The open sky still offers the promise of a better future. But all around them lie the broken remains of a damaged past. The Misfits shows the disillusionment of the American Dream and the rage and longing it continues to foster with breathtaking contemporary resonance.