One of the most popular plays by a beloved Irish playwright, Big Maggie revolves around the domineering mother of four grown children who are determined to go their own ways and likely headed in the wrong directions. Maggie's often-drunk, womanizing husband has died so she is now free to exercise some control over her life and her children, much to the consternation of the young people. Wonderful character parts abound in this tightly constructed audience pleaser.
"The feminist awareness that infuses the play gives it an intriguing texture as we watch it unfold against a colorfully detailed background of contemporary rural Ireland. It is at times like hearing Ibsen with an Irish brogue." - WWD