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May the Road Rise Up
May the Road Rise Up

May the Road Rise Up
Factory Theater
Thru - Mar 30, 2019

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Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"...Michael's brief return to his small hometown to attend his grandpa Danny's birthday is the catalyst that shows how an abundance of blame and inaction can cause a community to implode. Yet unbridled friendship and good alcohol prove choice comfort. This is a play about how we heal and cope in a time of turmoil, internal and external. Through major tragic losses, combined with deep-seated guilt and gut-wrenching revelations, O'Neill has crafted an exemplary work that leaves much room for humor and hope."
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Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel



The Fourth Walsh- Recommended

"...Director Spenser Davis orchestrates this dramedy with authenticity. A first kiss feels unrehearsed and spontaneous. Poker banter sounds spiked with whiskey. An awkward car ride is the impetus to an honest exchange. Davis skillfully balances the serious and the playful. A looming sadness is intermingled with pure merriment. The ensemble own their roles and their connection to the family. Especially noteworthy are an effervescent Julia Rowley (Ruby) and the hilariously wise-cracking Maggie Cain (Evelyn)."
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Katy Walsh



Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

"...May the Road Rise Up is an uplifting and enjoyable piece, and The Factory Theater handles it well. If you expect an Irish play to be melancholy, this is something wholly different. Itís a joy to be a part of on a cold late winter evening."
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Karen Topham