"Port Authority": McPherson's Elegy on Remorse of the Past

October 3, 2014 5:10 PM

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Just when you are tempted to think that your past is over and done with, a dim reminder will suddenly leap out of nowhere and grab you by the throat. In a beautifully acted revival of Conor McPherson's elegiac play Port Authority at the Irish Repertory Theatre, three men almost a generation apart in age confront their individual remorse.

Under the astute direction of Ciaran O'Reilly, the stories of Kevin, Dermot, and Joe -- rendered with a pitch-perfect ear for the nuances of McPherson's poetic language by James Russell, Billy Carter, and Peter Maloney -- are spun out in alternating monologues that, like any good yarn, are both funn...

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