NY TIMES ***** Critics' Pick- "Laoisa Sexton depicts Dublin city's working class but across genders and generations… Cleopatra is unstinting with it's often hilariously ribald Dublin idioms… The actors are splendid: vivid, vibrant, so is this play by a promising writer"
TIME OUT NY- " An evocative depiction of fraying family ties… Plenty of punch in it's sore bruised arms"
THEATERMANIA- "Sexton has a gift for capturing the vernacular onstage in a way that sounds simultaneously sublime and authentic… stunningly beautiful!"
THEATER PIZZAZZ- "A loud profane but ultimately touching look at a down and out Irish family… as abrasive and self deluded as they are, their pain and everyday struggles resonate filling the theater with emotions that come fast and thick… temporary relief comes in addictive behavior, promiscuity, alcohol and living in the past"
IRISHCENTRAL.COM- " Sexton rescues us from the calcified portraits of ourselves that we've been subjected to for years. The Last days of Cleopatra is unruly… brilliant… it's a cause for amazement that a play this incendiary and implicating has been written at all… If you only see one Irish play this year, this is the one"
IRISHARTS.COM- "A roller coaster pace that doesn't let up and sweeps the audience along on it's emotional ride… Like some of the current TV offerings and films that show the less picturesque sides of the Emerald Isle, there is a grittiness and reality that hits home… Sexton is a truly promising playwright and we look forward to the wackiness and sincerity of her future work"
STAGEBUDDY.COM- " This unique and compelling dark comedy comes to us from actress and playwright Laoisa Sexton, there is no shortage of talent here… the acting is powerful and captivating as each character more then holds their own-a true talent requiring intense focus… comedic moments are plentiful…I highly recommend The Last Days of Cleopatra… the impact and life lessons will be remembered long after you leave the theater"
Above some production stills and rehearsal photos from The Last Days of Cleopatra. All photo credits @trevormurphy.tv
(Above) Promo video for The Last days of Cleopatra. Promo direction and music composition by Trevor Murphy. @trevormurphy.tv