the night alive

Maurice the shadow man (Noble Shropshire) meditates. Not shown: the bottle of whiskey that will get him wigglin'.

‘The Night Alive’

There is a theater genre that doesn’t officially have a name, so let’s describe it: “spoy, dark-humor Irish tales of suspense and existential terror, played out among members of the struggling classes.” Playwright Conor McPherson is a master of the genre, and City Theatre is presenting his latest, The Night Alive. The central character is a disorganized young man who works odd jobs while living in an apartment full of odd junk that reflects his fragmented sense of the world.

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