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Red Hanrahan (Kennesaw State University)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2013

Imagine you’re being read a bedtime story by someone you’re very fond of, and who does all the voices. Take that image, multiply it about fifty times, add beautiful vocals, traditional music and a small hoard of giggling fairies and you’ve got ‘Red Hanrahan’. Based on the writings of W.B. Yeats and performed by a talented university troupe, this play is splendid. It’s the tale of a wandering poet who finds himself in fairyland, after which his life is never again the same. Hanrahan does perhaps shout more than is always necessary, but his Irish accent, along with the rest of the cast’s, is flawless, to the extent that this reviewer was surprised to discover that they’re an American troupe.

theSpace @ Venue45, until 7 Aug, 7.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jasmine Faller]