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The Misfits

by Arthur Miller
Reimagined for the stage and directed by Annie Ryan

★★★★

“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

Check out the trailer on vimeo for Misfits here

CEX0818MF012.jpg#asset:1779Aoibhinn McGinnity as Roslyn

CEX0818MF008.jpg#asset:1775Aidan Kelly as Gay

CEX0818MF004.jpg#asset:1771Úna Kavanagh as Isabelle

CEX0818MF001.jpg#asset:1768Patrick Ryan as Guido

CEX0818MF016.jpg#asset:1783Emmet Byrne as Perce
Photos by Ros Kavanagh

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.

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