50 words: THE NIGHT ALIVE by Conor McPherson at Atlantic Theater

In the first third, transcendent comedy and lasting small moments among grungy Dublin Northsiders. Later, violence feels inorganic, manufactured. In focus on personal portraits, play avoids engaging with any real issues in Ireland today. Yet there is near irrefutable proof here that McPherson is genuinely (dare we say it?) happy.

3-stars

Thru February 2

One of New York's best Off Broadway spaces: the Atlantic Theater on W. 20th.
One of New York’s best Off Broadway spaces: the Atlantic Theater on W. 20th.