Charming comedy about love, lust and dreams


THE NIGHT SEASON på Stage 773, Chicago 2009 © Erica McKeehen


by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
4 F / 3 M

This charming and entertaining tragicomedy was one of the biggest draws at The National Theatre in London, 2004. In the country somewhere in Ireland, three sisters reside, Judith, Rose and Maud, with their drunken father Patrick, and their crazy grandmother Lily. Nearby, a film about Yeats the poet is shot, and one evening the main character of the film comes by to take lodgings with the family. He becomes the catalyst for great changes in the life of the family, and sets off an avalanche of energies. The grandmother tries to get off with him, but Rose is the one who gets in his pants, whilst the father takes out a local woman for the first time in years. They drink bucket loads of alcohol, whilst they daydream and flirt for dear life. The play is about love, lust and dreams, and mix a rich language with heaps of unpolished feelings.

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