FROM THE SUNSHINE STATE

THEATRE

DIRTY DUSTING
A new play by ED WAUGH & TREVOR WOOD

Featuring
IMELDA WELLINGTON, CECILIA WALSH, SANDRA ROBERTS, & SEAMUS BYRNES

Directed by IMELDA WELLINGTON
Assistant Director: FRANK EBERLING
Producers: DENIS HOLMES & KATHY KELLY
Stage Manager: MICHELE AXTON
Public Relations/Program: SANDRA ROBERTS
Lights & Sound: FRANK EBERLING & PAUL JEFFEREYS
Hospitality: CARMEL HARTNETT

Irish Theatre of Florida
2600 Quantum Road
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
(561) 460-6270 or info@itofl.com
February 24 & 25/March 24 & 25, 2017

Please note: Anything in this review that could be taken as a double-entendre IS a double-entendre. Just to put you in the right mood for the Dirty Dusters. They are mistresses of innuendo.

Three Dublin cleaning ladies are forced to do more than clean. With their jobs threatened by a snotty young boss, they find another, very unexpected, career path. Their vacuum doesn’t suck, their husbands are blah, but while making small talk, dusting and mopping, they realize, reluctantly, that there is another way to earn some cash. Hey, a gal has to make a living.

One of the three has been around the block a few times. Actually several times. A happy sinner. She enlightens her friends about multiple proclivities and practices they have never heard of. Never DREAMED of. When they are done gasping, blushing, and making the sign of the cross, tinges of guilt turn into buckets of laughs. Phone sex. Credit card numbers. Fake names. They have gotten way too good at this way too fast. And they are loving every minute.

So is the audience. The laughs are riotous. Ah, the nonsense they get up to. Rub-a-dub-dub, sweetie! Their world opens up, their spirits brighten, and their bank account increases. But they are using their boss’s work phone for their project. Set to lose their cleaning jobs next week, they will be out of business on both fronts. Or will they?

Sister Mary Margaret would be very angry indeed.

-Karen D’Onofrio-

MOVIES

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HELL OR HIGH WATER

Don’t know what the fuss is about. Tonality of “There Will Be Blood” and “No Country for Old Men” but no depth. Always good to see Jeff Bridges being Jeff Bridges, but this is just a story that you watch and walk away from. Entertaining but not gripping.


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FENCES

Dialogue! Nobody stops talking. Denzel should get an award just for script memorization. Slice of life from the most basic domestic world of a laborer and his family. Primo quality acting. First time I ever wanted to slap the crap out of Denzel. (The character, not the actor.) They are not the Waltons.


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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Not actively depressing. Just low-key and slo-mo. Gray weather, gray characters. A story at low tide, rippling, not roaring. Worth seeing, certainly, but a downer.


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A UNITED KINGDOM

Good story, based on a true story. Prettified for film, but that’s ok. 1947 inter-racial marriage pushes everybody’s buttons. UK government, tribal authorities in Africa, the bride’s parents. Powerful performance by David Oyelowo. Rosamund Pike, as his wife, keeps those eyebrows raised and those eyes wide in…Curiosity? Wonder? Amazement? Concern? We don’t know, but that’s her pose for much of the film. A great abbreviated history lesson about two brave people and those who tried to block their way. Well worth seeing.


- Karen D’nofrio -