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Monday, May 15, 2017

Stage review: 'Sive' sparkles as PICT returns to Keane's Irish rogues

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: In one sense, “Sive” is just a quasi-melodramatic Irish tragedy, like a rural “Romeo and Juliet.” But hearing its unexpected passages of dark, poetic passion, you’ll find it’s much more.

John B. Keane (1928-2002) is one of the master Irish playwrights, which means he’s a master of a high sort. Writing out west in County Kerry, he was initially condescended to by the Dublin arts establishment, but late in life his rich, earthy powers rose into favor, where they already had been with audiences.

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