50 words: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley at Manhattan Theatre Club

The 3,000 miles from W. 47th to County Westmeath is tiny compared to the distance between Shanley’s ludicrously bad greenface slapstick and any semblance of Irish reality. A cliched Hollywood romance made worse by projecting onto a culture that is apparently foreign to the author. Nothing here works. At all.

2-stars