Corn Exchange


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

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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