Local theater fans have a unique opportunity to experience a pair of excellent West Coast premieres as Burbank's Theatre Banshee presents the repertory performance schedule of "War" and "The Field."
Utilizing designer Arthur MacBride's spacious Irish pub set for both productions, Banshee co-founder Sean Branney's directorial work demonstrates a depth and insight rarely seen in Los Angeles area small theaters.
On the Saturday these pieces were reviewed, novelist/playwright Roddy Doyle's outrageously funny "The Field" occupied the matinee slot.
A group of rowdy residents from the Dublin neighborhood of Barrytown convene at the Hiker's Rest, a local watering hole, for a regularly scheduled Quiz Night, or as we Americans would refer to it, a game of Trivial Pursuit.
Three teams of four players each are located onstage with the audience referred to as the remaining forty-plus teams.
Actor Tim Cummings plays the pivotal role of George, a blue-collar laborer whose team always seems to blow the chance to finish the quiz in first place.