Moore has created a brilliant ensemble for her production. As Mrs. Tancred, the dependably brilliant Fiana Toibin gives a pitch perfect rendition of the play’s most memorable speech. John Keating has completely re-imagined the role of Joxer Daly, giving him a level of intuitive street cunning that finally underlines the plays central themes.
Ed Malone undercuts O’Casey’s melodramatic moments by investing them with an uncommon subtlety of feeling, and Terry Donnelly shines as the native Dubliner with her eye on the bottom line.
Don’t miss this production. It runs until December 8 at the Irish Rep on West 22nd Street. For tickets and showtimes visit www.irishrep.org.