The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle’ wins Best Design Award at Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Fest

The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle’ wins Best Design Award at Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Fest

The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle’ wins Best Design Award at Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Fest

 

 

Congratulations to 'The Life and Death of Eric Argyle'  for Best Design Award at Origin's 1st Irish Theatre Festival in New York.

It was also nominated for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Production. Read More.

The play is written by Ross Dungan and directed by Dan Herd and is a15th Oak production.

The reviews for the play were wonderful:

“Dungan’s play under Dan Herd’s direction is lifted to the extraordinary, guided by the moment-to-moment energy of this superbly talented cast”. BC*blogcritics

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“Seems simple enough, but when told by this superlative cast it becomes a three-dimensional fairy tale in the making.  Everyone, with the exception of David McEntegart who has the title role, and Siobhán Cullen who plays Gillian, takes on multiple roles as well as instruments.  They intertwine with one another on this tiny but brilliant set as if they were in a ballet (well they sort of are).   Their combined taken, skill and grace combined with Dan Herd’s direction makes for an extraordinary experience”. USHER NONSENSE

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“The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle”- Theater’s New Must-See!”
“Telling a story that could have been quite depressing, the character’s witty interaction gave audiences a comic relief and their raw emotion left attendees deep in thought well after the play ended”.
MANHATTAN  with a twist

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“For an evening of brilliant storytelling and a gorgeous ensemble that include standouts Siobhan Cullen, Katie Lyons, Manus Halligan, James Murphy visit 59E59 before September 29. The reveals of this story are worth the 95 minutes unfolding before you”.   Theater Pizzazz!

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....what’s particularly lovely about this production and Dungan’s writing is the joy exhibited in depicting the everyday pattern of life and its mishaps, without irony or bitterness, but with a belief in the connective if unseen tissue that can tie human beings together”. nytheatre.com.

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“The sad details of Eric Argyle's mostly normal life are what give this play its resonance. Like many an Irish playwright before him, Dungan is able to tap into the essence of living, highlighting existence's humor as well as its tragedy. On the way to an evening performance of The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle, you might do well to track down the nearest Irish pub, because nothing would pair so well with this play as a good cry into your beer”. THEATER MANIA

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Posted: 01.10.13