The Emperor Jones OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    December 15, 2009
    Closing:
    January 31, 2010

    Theater: Irish Repertory Theatre / 132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, 10011

    Synopsis: 

    The 1920 expressionistic drama is a compelling psychological portrayal of power, fear, and madness as it traces the life of the emperor as he tries to escape the island and the sins of his past.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Emperor Jones

    Absolutely Corrupt

    BEN BRANTLEY

    October 19, 2009: The fallen emperor has been returned to glory. It’s not that things turn out any happier for the ill-fated title character of Eugene O’Neill’s “Emperor Jones,” as the last hours of his life are played out at the Irish Repertory Theater, where Ciaran O’Reilly’s inspired revival opened Sunday night, starring a wondrous John Douglas Thompson.

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