Dublin Carol

by Conor McPherson

QTC Archives: 2008-2009 Season

November 14 – December 14, 2008


Our November/December production of Dublin Carol was selected one of the Ten Best Shows of the Year by Examiner.com.  Here’s the full story.

Also, Doug Krentzlin at Examiner.com chose Quotidian as one of the Ten Best small theater bargains in the area.

John Decker and Laura Russell in Dublin Carol

It is Christmas Eve in Dublin and assistant funeral director John Plunkett is no Scrooge, but he has a lot to consider about his past, present, and future. His alcohol-clouded life has caused great damage to himself and those close to him.

Conor McPherson describes Plunkett’s last chance with the same compassion and unsentimental clarity seen in The Weir, Shining City, and The Seafarer.

Directed by: Jack Sbarbori
Featuring: Michael Avolio, John Decker, and Laura Russell

…an excellent dramatic production.  Decker… gives a believable and sympathetic performance here, making John’s overwhelming self-loathing palpable.  Russell’s poignant turn… coveys an acute sense of shared history.   …both are matched by Avolio’s nuanced portrayal of a young man struggling with his own inner demons. The production is splendidly directed by Jack Sbarbori, who also did an outstanding job on the set and sound design.  With “Dublin Carol,” Quotidian once again proves that excellence can be achieved on a meager budget.

Doug Krentzlin, DC Examiner- Read the Review

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