Abbey Theatre's

Two Pints

March 6 - 31, 2019

The Pub

A WorldStage Production from Ireland
written by Roddy Doyle
directed by Caitríona McLaughlin

Critical Acclaim

"In Two Pints, Doyle’s hilarious observational snippets, many of an insightfully serious bent, are interwoven with a simple, but effective, narrative of a man waiting for his father to die. If it seems like the characters talk a lot but say little of real importance, listen closer. Meditations on death and dying, on privilege and power, weave seamlessly with hilarious tales of horse hair and male strippers to present an extraordinarily rich tapestry…chock-a-block with laughter."

“Roddy Doyle's latest offering almost rivals Plato. One and Two understand each other perfectly, in a combination of a lifetime of shared reference points, and a dawning reality of the inevitability of death. And he and Two know that for them both, life with all its tragedies, this imperfect world is all we've got. It is achingly, breathtakingly funny even as it leaves you with a deep well of sadness inside.”

“Now, Doyle has given Two Pints another form and shape, writing a two-hander play that pairs Liam Carney and Lorcan Cranitch as the kind of intimate friends who can meet in a pub without greeting, who can say anything but keep emotional expression guarded, who joke frequently – often hilariously – but very rarely laugh. Staged by the Abbey and touring to 23 pubs, it remains a conversation piece, a play about what lies beneath banter.”

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