By Sarah Downs

In his 1948 play The Mountains Look Different, playwright Micheál mac Liammóir tapped into the poetic darkness that characterizes so much of Irish literature and drama, to craft a dark, uniquely shocking tale.  In this production by the Mint Theater the drama is given its due, although its primary strength lies in Brenda Meaney’s brilliant performance as the central character, Bairbe.  Don’t be fooled; she’s no Barbie.  Read the full review HERE.

The Mountains Look Different by Micheál mac Liammóir; directed by Aidan Redmond,

WITH Ciaran Byrne, Liam Forde, McKenna Quigley Harrington, Con Horgan, Cynthia Mace, Daniel Marconi, Brenda Meaney Paul O’Brien and Jesse Pennington.  Sets by Vicki R. Davis, costumes by Andrea Varga, lighting by Christian DeAngelis, sound design by M. Florian Staab.

Presented by the Mint Theater Company (, Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director.  At Theater Row (410 West 42nd St.); Tickets $65; previews begin May 30th, running June 20th through July 14th.  For tickets and complete schedule go to