The Mountains Look Different is a powerful drama by one of the great legends of Irish theatre, Micheál mac Liammóir.
Bairbre returns home to Ireland, after a dozen hard years working the streets in London. Three days ago, she married Tom, who knows nothing of her past. Together they hope to settle with Tom’s father on his farm, and live a simple life far from the temptations and torments of the sinful city. But soon they will learn that it’s not easy for anyone to escape their past, even among the rocks and ruins of the mountainside.
New York Times Critic's Pick: " The Mint Theater, which specializes in excavating forgotten gems, has found a solid one in ‘The Mountains Look Different,’ a 1948 drama by Micheál Mac Liammóir that the director Aidan Redmond has polished to a becoming shimmer at Theater Row. What’s alluring here is the storytelling, by both Mac Liammóir and the actors, whose across-the-board restraint roots the characters in reality throughout." -- The New York Times
“Brenda Meany turns in a riveting performance. The powerful work engendered controversy when it debuted in Dublin in 1948; it continues to raise relevant socioeconomic issues in its current engagement at Theatre Row.” -- DC Metro Arts
“Meaney plays [Bairbre] with the raw emotion she deserves, and she’s beautiful, charming, and chilling. It’s a splendid play, and a splendid production. The Mint is at the top of its considerable game.” -- TheatreScene.com
Ciaran Byrne, Liam Forde, McKenna Quigley Harrington, Con Horgan, Cynthia Mace, Daniel Marconi, Brenda Meaney, Paul O’Brien, Jesse Pennington
Author: Micheál mac Liammóir
Director: Aidan Redmond
Producer: Mint Theater Company
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