Posts Tagged ‘basra boy’

This Week in WCP Arts: A Keegan Twofer, Chain & the Gang, Bear Witnez

Chris Klimek leads this week's arts section with his review of two shows running in rep at the Keegan Theatre: The Weir, about Irishmen in a pub, and Basra Boy, about Northern Irishmen in the sand (which is to say: Iraq). Trey Graham reviews the Forum Theatre's Bubonic plague-themed One Flea Spare. Our music critics [...]

Basra Boy: Keegan Theatre’s One-Man Northern Irish Punk Rock War Story

Basra Boy is a Belfast play to its core. The one-man production centers on an 18-year-old Belfast punk, who has a dirty mouth, a penchant for trouble, and who debates joining the Royal Army to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan. It was written in dialect, with plenty of Belfast slang. And, needless to say: Its playwright, Rosemary [...]