Q44 Theatre Presents: Ironbound
“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.
“This is a play about redemption, not in a grandiose way, but in a way which many people will identify with. To gain insight into oneself is the most potent enabler of redemption, because through this real change is possible.” — Suzanne Heywood
“You seldom see plays that are both harsh and wonderful, but that is the balance that Polish-born playwright Martyna Majok strikes…she writes with such energy and charisma that the play’s four characters feel vivid and real…The play never sugarcoats, yet it steers clear of bleakness because Majok’s language is so entertainingly alive.” —The Washington Post.
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