Thank you to my fellow inmates! For their incredible performances & dedication to their work! It couldn't have been better and the review in The Fab Marquee just blew me away.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Review- Cell (1st Irish)
The Fab Marquee review by Karen Tortora-Lee.
When we first meet the women in the cell it's early morning, frigidly cold, and already hopeless. There's no soothing daylight to gently awaken these inhabitants. Rather, Martha (played by Laoisa Sexton) and Lila (Laura Knight Keating) are jarred awake by their fellow inmate, "Delo" short for Delores (Aedin Moloney) who is obviously the boss of this little trio and mad as hell that one of her rules (something about a bucket, something about cycles, I'll let you fill in the rest) has been broken. She monitors and delegates every detail of the cell (who does what, when they do it, and how) with an engineer's precision and fiercely guards her power with a hard line of intimidation. She's the boss, and she rules not just with an iron fist, but with a crazy flurry of rage that tornadoes its way around the small space in uncontrolled and unpredictable bursts. When Hurricane Delo calms down her cellmates react like grateful animals; yet cower distrustfully at her demeanor knowing another powerful storm is just moments away. If HBO's OZ had been set in a woman's prison in Dublin there wouldn't have been a man left alive after Delo Roche got done with them. As it stands, it's hard enough to keep the women alive.