Director Christopher Randolph keeps the tension ratcheted up to almost unbearable levels. The shocking ending will shake you, as if you haven’t already been shaken before.
Director Christopher Randolph is able to piece together a wonderfully fluid story that captures the ever-raging question of what drives an artist to make art without letting the audience fall behind during the scenes of hellish whimsy.
Director Christopher Randolph has masterfully overcome the potential pitfall of monotony in a play that contains relatively little physical action. Working with Ruddy’s compelling script, he gradually creates a palpable sense of dread that increases until the three narratives converge, explode, and scatter like shrapnel.
Dorothy of Nowhere is the winner of last year’s Origin Theatre WB Yeats Emerging Playwright Award, co-sponsored by the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and The Consulate General of Ireland in New York. Set in a small fictional Irish town called Nowhere, the play tells the story of a teenage girl who sees her worldview shift radically as she discovers love, poetry and stark tragedy all at once.
Written, acted, and directed by a talented cast from Ireland, the UK, and the States, the show combines the hallmarks of Irish culture with the narrative of modern Ireland: an homage to W.B. Yeats, and a compelling struggle to define oneself, whether through poetry, love, family, or friends.