By Conor McPherson. New Theatre, Newtown (NSW). Mar 7 – 31, 2012.
In an Irish pub in a remote coastal village four blokes drink their way through a lifetime of familiarities and minor tensions. Tonight though is different. One of them, the cocky real estate agent, has brought Valerie, an attractive new resident from Dublin. The three others, bachelors, are out to impress.
In the best Irish tradition, they tell well-lubricated stories of local ghosts, fairies and other supernatural oddities – but Valerie then tops them all with a very real, human horror story of her own.