Terry Morgan – LAist
If, as the old adage has it, “you can’t go home again,” then that truth deserves another, which is that wherever you’re from is always with you. Regardless of the relative importance of nature or nurture, the past is an umbilical cord that is never completely cut. This idea is dealt with in a bittersweet manner in Ronan Noone’s Brendan. The West Coast premiere of the play at Theatre Banshee is funny and touching in equal measure.
David C. Nichols – LA Times
“Mammy died last week and we buried her three days ago.” So begins “Brendan,” and it’s a recurring refrain of telling import. In Theatre Banshee’s admirable West Coast premiere of Ronan Noone’s audience-friendly dramedy about an Irish immigrant in modern-day America, the past is constantly challenging the present.
Now running through August 18.