Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Wrecks Review

I was TWELVE FEET from Ed Harris!

I fulfilled an ambition this evening, I saw my 2nd favourite actor of all time: Ed Harris, in the flesh.

Ed was performing a preview of the world premiere of "Wrecks" in the Everyman Palace Theatre here in Cork. Written by Neil Labute whom I honestly never heard of until 4 hours ago, Ed carries the drama all by himself, no mean feat. The 54-year-old actor plays Eddie Carr, a man whose wife has just died and who is reminiscing alone about their life together, and their unique love for each other, while family and friends mourn in the next room.

I can honestly say I've never been more impressed by anything I've seen on stage, not that I'm there every week, but I wasn't sure a one-man play (even with Ed) would grab my attention like this did. There was times I could almost believe that I was there with this man in the funeral home listening to him tell me about his life and the life of his wife. So much so that I was completely unprepared for the ending.

I emerged from the theatre almost speechless and I will never forget the powerful performance and well written drama that unfolded before me tonight. Both Labute and Harris deserve the highest of praises for Wrecks which continues from tonight until Dec 3rd. Go here.

6 comments:

sith apologist said...

Glad you liked it - is Ed scared of you now?

Cubaboy said...

Wow, I can't believe it!!! How cool is that!!!! Jean Elliot is doing panto at the Everyman this year. Cinderella no less. I too have been putting pen to paper this yule and have produced a panto of my very own called Splitarseella. A mawkish story of poverty, a handsome stranger who offers a chance at riches, seven well endowed men and a happy ending. Well, it's more of a story about a cheap whore, who gets fucked on film by seven midgets. I wonder if Jean is available????


**Jean elliot is the sweeter than sugar star of Your A Star **

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

I would have to say I'm more scared of Ed than he is of me...

sith apologist said...

Then you must have behaved yourself. If you'd have been like you were in, say, Dog Soldiers, however ...

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

It wasn't that kind of show. I had Vaughan on one side and Harry on the other, I was quite safe. (or Ed was quite safe- you decide!)

sith apologist said...

The only people in danger were Vaughan and Harry.
lol