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October 27, 2012


The Freedom of the City (Irish Repertory Theatre, on hiatus after Nov. 25, reopening Jan. 2-20). A flawless revival of Brian Friel's 1973 masterpiece about a Northern Ireland protest march that ended in bloodshed. Not so much a history play as a tragic meditation on politics run amok, The Freedom of the City has been staged by Ciarán O'Reilly with a galvanizing blend of force and subtlety, and the cast is as good as it can possibly be (TT).

Posted October 27, 2012 11:04 AM

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