Lonesome by the scruff of the hill | THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD at Artists Rep is but a glimmer of this Irish masterpiece

THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD by John Millington Synge at Artists Repertory Theatre

The force, musicality, and revolutionary poetry of Synge’s eternal creation do not shine through in this unevenly directed, slow-paced production. Meaning lost. In a play where language is a transformative elixir, characters rarely become adequately possessed. Effect is old-fashioned instead of cutting edge. But Geisslinger is a marvel.

Thru June 22