A Short Wake
by Derek Murphy
Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
September 10th - September 26th, 2009
1st Irish 2009 Theater Festival
Manhattan Theatre Source
Two brothers, one deceased father, a gun, and too much whiskey.
"Combine truly gifted actors, with fantastic direction from Ludovica Villar-Hauser and this amazing rich, darkly comedic dialogue, and you are left afterwards simply wanting to see it again. I thought the staging was great (I never saw the director’s hand, and so it goes in a well-directed piece)"
- The Fab Marquee review by Diánna Martin
"There is so much to write home about in Derek Murphy's beautifully drawn dark comedy...the bitter, yet funny, spitfire dialog; the compact structure of Murphy's script; the polished cast, the excellent direction, and the support of a talented design team."
- Jo Ann Rosen, NYTHEATRE.com
Photos by Jacqueline Chambord