Ironbound

by Martyna Majok

Overview

Starred
Darja: Gabriella Rose-Carter
Tommy: Alex Tsitsopoulos
Maks: Anthony Scundi
Vic: Will Atkinson
Director
Suzanne Heywood
Venue
Q44 Theatre, Abbotsford Convent
Dates
May 16th – June 3rd 2018

Synopsis

“What’s most important in this life is this thing you have what no one can take from you”

At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant cleaning lady, is done talking about feelings; it’s time to talk money. Darja with her husband Maks, left Poland in the early 1990’s in the pursuit of ‘The American Dream’ but the Ironbound of New Jersey is not the dream they imagined.

Over the course of 22 years, and three relationships, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both.

Reviews

Theatre People Review:
“Q44 Theatre knocks it out of the park again with their latest show.”

“Gabriella Rose Carter is the powerful centre piece in Majok’s gripping drama. As Darja, she presents a feisty master manipulator, equally hungry for true love as well as financial security. You can’t take your eyes off her.” – Nick Pilgrim

 

Stage Whispers Review:
“If and when you see this powerful presentation of flawed, struggling but very real human beings in an America that is not so ‘great’, you cannot fail to be moved.” – Michael Brindley